October 14th, 2011
12:23 AM ET

Charlie Daniels Band keyboardist dies in crash

Joel "Taz" DiGregorio, keyboardist and original member of The Charlie Daniels Band, died Wednesday night from injuries he suffered in a single car wreck in Cheatham County, Tennessee.

He was 67.

"I am in shock now, Taz was one of my best friends," Charlie Daniels said in a statement. "The CDB family has lost a great friend and musician."

DiGregorio was a member of the band for more than 40 years and co-wrote their signature song,"The Devil Went Down to Georgi

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  1. banasy©

    My sympathy to his family and friends.

    Love that song.

    October 14, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mad Granny

    Condolences to the band, family and friends. Hey banasy.

    October 14, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  3. raven

    My sympathies also . And I agree; its a great song. Its known for showcasing the fiddle but my guy shreds it on guitar.

    October 14, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bimbo the Birthday Clown

    I hope the devil didn't get his soul.

    Georgi?

    October 14, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |