I'm sure many of you have already heard.
We have very sad news. Jimmy
Domengeaux was killed early Monday morning,
January 25th, in a motorcycle
accident here in southwestern Louisiana.
For the past four years as
guitarist with Steve Riley and the Mamou
Playboys, he was featured in
performances and recordings heard around
the world. His music career
stretched back some 38 years, perhaps
most notably with the band "Black
Dog." He also performed with Warren Storm,
Cajun Heat, The Gumbo Cajun
Band, Cheryl Cormier, amongst others.
Jimmy was a gifted guitarist and a happy
spirit. His smile and his high
voltage solos lit up the stage wherever
he played and his dynamic style
was an intrical part of our sound. He
was also a caring friend and a
brother on the road. We speak not only
for the band, but also the music
community, and fans around the world,
in sending our deepest condolences
to his family in this sad time. He will
be sorely missed.
Jimmy was 44 years old. He is survived
by his mother and father Mr. &
Mrs. Murphy Domengeaux, sisters Letty
Darbone, Judy Theriot and Nancy
Baham, brother Jackie Domengeaux and daughter
Javen Domengeaux, age 9.
The wake will begin Tuesday January 26
at 12:30 PM at Pellerin's Funeral
Home, 211 Berard Street, Breaux Bridge,
LA 70517 tel (318) 332-2199. The
wake will continue overnight until the
funeral, which will be at 11:00 AM
on Wednesday January 27th at St. Bernard's
Church in Breaux Bridge.
The family has asked that anyone wishing
to make donations (for a trust
that will be set up for Jimmy's daughter
Javen) please send to: Murphy or
Annie Domengeaux, 210 East Bridge Street,
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517.
For all of you who have called and written,
the band appreciates your
thoughts in this hard time. We will be
sure to bring all your responses
to Jimmy's family. I don't think they
really realize what an impact he
made on people all over the world.
Management for Steve Riley & the Mamou