Sunday, May 02, 2010

You're Covered in Roses

Rest in Peace, Will Owsley.

OwsleyI was saddened to wake up this morning and read that Owsley died Friday of what apparently was a suicide. You can read more details here. Obit here.

His self-titled debut album finds a welcome place in the Too Poppy permanent collection and if anything, his death will bring his fantastic music to a slightly wider audience. It shouldn't take such a tragedy, though.


Owsley @ iTunes,

UPDATE: From the Will Owsley Appreciation Society on Facebook: Donations in honor and memory of Will Owsley can be made to: The Will Owsley Family Fund c/o Christ Community Church 1215 Hillsboro Road Franklin, TN 37069 MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO CHRIST COMMUNITY CHURCH. He left behind two young sons and every dollar donated will be greatly appreciated by his grieving family.

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