Ed Junot 1988

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Ed Junot
Inducted in 1988
Listen to Junot play Cajun Tune

Ed Junot was born June 29, 1932 in Rayne Louisiana to Volcar and Lena Junot and has three sisters.

Ed served four years in the Air Force from 1951 to 1955 in Japan, Greenland and the United States. He married in 1955 to the former Patsy Sablatura and has four children; Russell, Keith, Randy and Michelle; also daughter-in-law Nancy and two grandchildren Rusty and Heather Junot.(Russell and Keith’ respectively). They moved to Texas from Louisiana in 1961. He worked as an electrician and played in the following bands: The Melody Ramblers, The Southernaires and The Texas Valley Boys. Later he formed his own group – Ed Junot “The Fiddlin’ Cajun” and The Travelers.

Ed had entered many fiddling contests, winning Grand Champion at the Houston Livestock Show in 1974 and 1975; Second place in 1981 and 1982. He also won the Wharton County Fair Grand Champion in 1978 and 1979.

His unique style of playing the fiddle left handed with a right handed fiddle has passed down to his son Keith who plays the fiddle the same way. Russell and Randy play the guitar and Michelle plays a clarinet In the Wharton County Jr. College Band.

Ed Junot retired from playing in his band on New Years Eve 1980, but resumed playing later with other bands. He participated in the Country Music Benefit Shows wherever he was asked to perform. He always enjoyed the Fiddlers Frolics in Hallettsville for promoting the Cajun Music that he was brought up on and dearly loved. His last performance was on stage at the Fort Bend County Opry December 26, 1987 in Rosenburg, Texas.

A great husband, father. grandfather. musician and friend, he will be missed by all who loved him.

1932 – 1987