Charlie Daniels Band Keyboardist + Vocalist Joel "Taz" DiGregorio Dies
Fri, 14 Oct 2011 09:30:15
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Joel "Taz" DiGregorio, longtime keyboard player and vocalist for The Charlie Daniels Band, has passed away. R.I.P., Taz.
DiGregorio died Wednesday night as a result of injuries he sustained in a single car accident in Cheatham County, TN, while driving to meet the CDB tour bus. The accident occurred on I-40 West of Nashville. The band was scheduled to depart for Cumming, GA, for a concert appearance at the Cumming Country Fair and Festival on Oct. 13.
The CDB has canceled their concerts scheduled for tonight, Oct. 13 in Cumming, GA at the Cumming Country Fair and Festival and Saturday, Oct. 15 in Waterbury, CT at the Palace Theater.
From Southbridge, Mass., Taz was an original member of the CDB for over 40 years and a co-writer on many CDB songs, including "The Devil Went Down To Georgia."
"I am in shock now, Taz was one of my best friends," said Charlie Daniels in a statement. "The CDB family has lost a great friend and musician. We traveled many miles together and shared so many nights on the road. We’re going to miss you buddy. You were one of a kind and will never be forgotten. We send our deepest condolences to the family."
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
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