The NY music scene lost a huge figure this week with the sudden death of Drew Glackin at the age of 44. He was a gem of a guy who played lap steel and/or bass with the Silos, Tandy, the Hold Steady, the Jack Grace Band, and about a million other people. It's impossible to believe that I won't ever see his chatty, hilarious, grinning self, at some random show, or backstage working at Summerstage, or popping up god knows where when I was least expecting him. Or ever see him play again. He truly was someone I was always happy to see.
For more, see the memorial pages here and here.