I just read that clawhammer banjo great Dwight Diller died on February 14. Mr. Diller was 77. I think I first heard of Dwight Diller through my late brother Joe, who was a big fan. Joey would go on and on about Mr. Diller’s right… Read More
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Burt Bacharach RIP
Mr. Bacharach was 94. Great songwriter.
M. Joe RIP
Mendelson Joe has died. He was 78. Back in the 80s when I lived in a storefront on Ossington Ave – back before the street was populated with fancy-shmancy eateries – he lived up the street from me (Joe was also a storefront dweller back… Read More
Vivian Williams RIP
I was saddened to hear of the passing yesterday of the great fiddler from Seattle, Vivian Williams. She was 84. Here are some video samples of her fab fiddling from YouTube.
Ian Tyson RIP
Back in the early 80s, I finished school and headed west. I had an old car and a bit of cash and I wanted to see a the west. Once I hit the prairies, I heard Ian Tyson singing cowboy songs on just about any… Read More
Somehow, back in October, I missed notices of the passing of Robert Gordon. Back in my younger days, I was a big fan of Mr. Gordon, especially his work with Link Wray, who has been gone since 2005. I think I wore out a copy… Read More
Jerry Lee Lewis RIP
The Killer has checked out.
The Coal Miner’s Daughter is gone: Loretta Lynn RIP
Country music great Loretta Lynn has passed. She was 90.
Pharoah Sanders RIP
Jazzman Pharoah Sanders passed yesterday. He was 81. RIP He played with Sun Ra (who dubbed him Pharoah rather than the Farrel he was born with), and then with Coltrane, and later led his own bands. What a wonderful musician!
Our sweet dog Ruby has died
Our lovely Newfoundland dog Ruby passed this morning unexpectedly. Ruby was just about to turn 6. She was the sweetest dog who wanted to be best friends with every human she met. Ruby brought us great joy every day.