Rusty Richards (1933-2023) should be better known than he is. A real cowboy who grew up on a working ranch in Modjeska Canyon, California, Mr. Richards joined the legendary Sons of the Pioneers as a teenaged singer in the 1950s. An excellent guitarist, he also had a successful solo career as a singer/song writer. Somehow amidst all that, he fit in several stints as a Hollywood Western stunt man and never went long without going back to the ranch as a cowboy. Rusty passed away on August 5 of this year, and his memorial was held on the land he loved.
RIP and happy trails, Rusty.