Monday, May 25, 2009

Farewell to Jay Bennett

A very sad day for Wilco fans; former Wilco multi-instrumentalist and singer Jay Bennett was found dead in his sleep in Urbana, IL. As a member of Wilco from 1994-2001, Jay was partner to creating some of my favorite music of all time. We can debate all day if Wilco was better with or without Jay Bennett, but not today.

Wilco founder Jeff Tweedy released a statment today that reads:
"We are all deeply saddened by this tragedy. We will miss Jay as we remember him -- as a truly unique and gifted human being and one who made welcome and significant contributions to the band's songs and evolution. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends in this very difficult time."

I'll be spending the day listening to the fantastic music Jay helped create. Rest in peace my rock and roll friend.

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