Raymond Thebeau, 1931-2014
We at the Missouri Folk Arts Program are sad to learn that Raymond Thebeau of Cadet, Missouri died on January 8, 2014 at age 82.
Mr. Thebeau was widely recognized as a master square dance caller, and he served as a master artist in the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program in 1994 and 1995. Here’s a video of Mr. Thebeau calling a dance at the Folk School – a service of 88.1 KDHX in 2012. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0-1jZA19PU&list=PL993DF1A40D4A2BCC&fbclid=IwAR0LBDhCl_qTZBZpxhllZH5tSlEnZszu-6HZmQLDAXLwPZxySPzKLjXjG0w
Missouri Traditional Fiddle and Dance Network also posted a nice tribute here: http://mofiddledance.org/2014/01/ray-thebeau/
Rest in peace.
An obituary for Raymond Thebeau can be found here: