Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Jay Bennett - RIP

I just read the unbelievable news that Jay Bennett, former guitar/keyboard player for my favorite band, Wilco, and all around awesome musician died in his sleep. Jay was the guy who pushed the band to the limit and subsequently produced the best Wilco music to date. He was innovative, creative and obnoxious all at the same time. A true artist, really. The official statement from Jeff Tweedy is as follows:

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.

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