Saturday, September 3, 2011
Sandy, Dan, and Jude were shocked and saddened to learn of the untimely death of our friend and drummer, Will Laramie. He was riding his bike on Thursday evening when he was struck and killed by a car. Details here.
We met Will last year; he stopped by our gig at the Coventry Farmers' Market. We were looking for a drummer, and he played drums - a perfect fit!. In the past year, we've come to appreciate his perfect pitch, his depth of knowledge when it comes to chords and harmonies, and have relied upon his rock steady time keeping. Not just a drummer, there were few instruments he could not pick up or sit behind and coax music out of. He made us better as individual musicians and as a group; we have been so fortunate to have him at our backs these past months.
We sat for some band photos a few weeks back; and looking at these is bittersweet now. Will was in a whimsical space all afternoon, and so many of the photos find him making a face or mugging for the camera. Here are a couple of shots we liked.
Will was a gentle soul with a kind heart. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his partner Linda, his family, and all who have known him and played with him throughout the years. He will be truly and sorely missed.