Founding Bassist for Confederate Railroad, Wayne Seacrest, has died at age 68. According to posts on the band’s Facebook page and website, Seacrest had been battling a long illness. He retired from the band in late 2017.
“We shared millions of miles, thousands of concerts and a lifetime of memories. Wayne’s memory will live on in every note we play for as long as you allow us to continue,” the band wrote.
Seacrest, born in 1950, founded Confederate Railroad with Danny Shirley, Michael Lamb, Gates Nichols, and Mark Dufresne in 1987. After spending time as the backing band for both David Allen Coe and Johnny Paycheck, they signed with Atlantic Records in 1992. They’ve released 7 albums, most recently Lucky To Be Alive in 2016