• Reggae,  World

    RIP Lucky Dube: 1964-2007

    The world loses another great musician. In a senseless & random act of violence, South African reggae star Lucky Dube was shot and killed outside of Johannesburg yesterday in an attempted carjacking – in front of his children, mind you.…

  • Blues,  Roots Rock

    RIP Chris Whitley

    Sad news. Chris Whitley has succumbed to lung cancer at the age of 45 [Yahoo News Story]. My brother and I went to see him over the summer here in Phoenix. It was the first show of his tour, he…

  • Latin

    Sad News from Havana

    RIP Ibrahim Ferrer. My wife and I were lucky enough to see Ibrahim and his large Cuban band at Gammage Auditorium (ASU) back in 2003. To get a better understanding of this angelic-voiced, gentle man, rent/buy Buena Vista Social Club;…