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William Hart Strecker and Phil Shoenfelt
Princeton Junction NJ, May 13th, 2011

It is with great sadness that Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross announce the passing of our close friend, the American singer/musician/songwriter William Hart Strecker. William died suddenly of a heart attack on 12/22/2017 while working on one of his favourite activities, landscape gardening.

At one time managed by Bob Dylan's manager Albert Grossman, William gave up music for several years, before returning to his true passion in 1998 following a near-fatal car accident. Since then he has released several brilliant CDs of his urban R & B flavoured songs, which feature such world-renowned musicians as Ken Rich, Tommy Eyre, Chris Eminizer and Frank Vilardi. The quality of his songwriting puts him up there with immortals such as Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Steve Earle, while a list of the people he has worked with reads like a "who's who" of American Rock, Soul, R & B and Country. He and his music will be greatly missed, not only by his many fans but by the musical "cognoscenti".

We treasure our memories of playing with William several times at the Salt Creek Grill in Princeton NJ, and also the time he played with us at the Prague pub U Vystrelenyho Oka. Condolences, love and support to his ever-loving wife Margaret "Peg" Strecker, his family and to all of his many friends, collaborators and admirers. William Hart Strecker RIP.

Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross