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The Passing of Wallace Austin (Ace Pan Tuner) R.I.P.

My brother in Trinidad just called and informed me of the passing of Wallace Austin. It is an understatement to simply say we have  lost another great pan tuner. Wallace Austin represented more than just a great pan tuner, but rather an era of greatness in pan. We will not see the likes of him again, they come along just once. Wallace was a personal friend and brother being the principal pan tuner for the early Flamingoes and later Exodus and practically all of the big bands in particular Desperadoes. He will surely be missed by all who have come to know him. Rest In Peace Wallce you certainly did your share and it is indeed, a big contribution.

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Rest well Brother, Condolences to his Family and Friends.

Well a nex Pan Scientists gone how much people did he teach his way of making the steel Pan I rmember in1977 one side of my double tenor fall down he pick it up and put it on his leg and tune it back it took over year before Birte could of put his hand back on it how much did he teach that technique to so here we go again a nex one gone home with all his talent what is it and y we not putting these men in school to teach the art of tuning

When Steel Talks extends condolences to the family and friends of Master Tuner Wallace Austin. He was simply one of the best. He will be missed.

Another Great one has left us.I know that he did some work for ALL STARS in the late Sixties. My condolences goes out to his friends and family.
May he rest in peace.

Another irreplaceable great has left us. First heard him solo a beautiful double tenor in Richplain Diego Martin by Western Philhamonics in 1965. His tuning stood out in many top bands. He has paid his dues. May his soul rest in peace.

To god be the glory. This is a very good friend of my father in law Edme  Peschier From Morvant live closed to him they hang out all the time. Wallace was a great tuner what a wonder ear he had every time I'M home I go there and get my son pan tune. I can see him in the gallery tune his pan. This is a great lost for Trinidad and Tobago we have lost another one especially Exodus, what more can I say R.I.P Wallace Kempha my son and Sharon we will always remember you.   

my tuner rest in peace Wallace I will miss you 

wow very sad news, he contributed a great deal to the OUR art form. May his soul R.i.P.

this song for the passing of my friend a passing of Wallace Austin who also tunedand made  this Double tenor,http://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/it-s-well-with-my-soul

Condolences to the family and friends on the passing of Mr. Wallace Austin, on behalf of DESPERADOES STEEL ORCHESTRA.

The Steelpan Tuners Guild of Trinidad and Tobago is indeed heart broken and in deep despair at the lost of Wallace Austin,  especially at this time, when Steelband are in the middle of preparation for the coming National Festival. But, a call was made from a higher power for a master tuner. To his immediate family, loved ones and friends, we express our deep felt sympathies. To our nation, we moan the lost of another national treasure. When will we recognize and value our own?  RIP Wallace, as you take your place amongst the ancestors.

Michael L Joseph 

Interim Treasurer 

Steelpan Tuners Guild of Trinidad and Tobago. 

Condolence to the family of Wallace another great master tuner has left us lets hope his legacy lives on.


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