John Erhardt, guitarist for the Ass Ponys and pedal steel player for Wussy, died on Monday (May 4). A cause of death has yet to be disclosed.
His longtime bandmate Chuck Cleaver took to Instagram to share the news. "John gave us a beauty that we’ll never see again," the statement reads. "A combination of love, friendship, stability and that amazing swirling sound. Truly a wonder. A backdrop to everything that we are, in the band and in life."
"To say we’ll miss him is an understatement," it continues. "It’s not gonna be the same from here on out nor should it. Death’s like that. We’ll continue to keep making up stuff, play it to the best of our abilities and make more records. There will be a hole and we’ll likely leave it that way. You can’t replace some things."