Steven Fromholz, a Texas-based singer-songwriter who had worked with Stephen Stills and Michael Nesmith, died on Jan. 19 as a result of a hunting accident. He was 68.
by Henry Schneider, Published 2014-01-22
Steve Fromholz, along with Jerry Jeff Walker and Michael Martin Murphy, is widely considered to have birthed the Outlaw Country movement of the 70s. In addition to singing and songwriting, Fromholz also acted, wrote books and served as a singing tour guide on white-water rafting trips, and as a First Responder and EMT. In 2007 he was named a Texas Poet Laureate.
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