Ryan “Troop” Jones who performed for several years with the LoCash Cowboys out of Nashville TN passed away leaving all who loved him in shock and dismay. Ryan was a child prodigy of classical violin at the tender age of three and transitioned to country fiddle at the age of 16. His first gigs were with Wade Hayes, Brian Comas and Jeff Carson but his talent and career blossomed when he began playing with the LoCash Cowboys in the world-renowned Tootsies Orchid Lounge before he joined the band in 2006 as their full-time fiddle player. Ryan has been with them for most of the duration of their career not only as one of the most talented musicians Nashville has ever seen but also one with excellent stage presence and flair. He dressed with flair, tossed his bow around in the air and jumped and moved across stage with the rest of the band, always with his engaging smile and never missing a note.
Ryan was just recovering from the flooding in Nashville where he literally lost almost everything including his house and was just getting it back together again when he was hospitalized shortly after the Fourth of July for a life-threatening ulcer followed by pneumonia. Further complications took Ryan last night from his friends and family on earth to play with a Band of Angels. The LoCash Cowboys tweeted earlier today:
"Today is a sad day in the LoCash World. We lost Ryan "Troop" Jones...our Brother & our Best Friend. Our thoughts & prayers go out to his family. TROOP WILL LIVE FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS. - Locash"
Indeed the music world has lost a remarkable talent.
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