Final Notes, Edwin Duhon

Edwin Duhon, 95, of The Hackberry Ramblers, passed away on February 26. In 1933, Duhon formed The Hackberry Ramblers along with fiddler Luderin Darbone, who survives him. Duhon played acoustic and electric guitar, piano, upright bass, harmonica, and accordion, though by the mid-1990s he began focusing solely on the accordion. In 2002, Duhon and Darbone were co-recipients of a National Heritage Fellowship, awarded by the Folk Arts Panel of the National Endowment for the Arts. Duhon’s last performance was in November, 2005, at the Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge. Although quite ill, he gave it one hundred percent, as always.

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