The list of Oklahoma musicians is long, laden with every genre of music imaginable. Everything from folk to alternative music has influences from the Sooner state. Red dirt and Americana music would not be what it is without their influence. JJ Cale was one of the giants, collaborating and writing with Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits on their biggest hits. To get a broad spectrum and appreciation of JJ's music listen to songs off of Troubador or To Tulsa and Back. JJ suffered a heart attack and passed on July 26, 2013. He will be missed and warmly welcomed by the other members of heaven's band.