Scott Hutchison Found Dead

No official cause of death, but recent tweets and a note from the family have alluded to mental health instability. I have lost friends to depression. If you need help, it is out there. Just tell one person. It doesn’t have to be a friend. I want to take a moment to remind everyone in the Austin music community that SIMS and HAAMexist

Here is a happier memory with the rest of Frightened Rabbit. I was lucky enough to be able to sit in on lounge act sessions when WOXY would come to town. Here is their performance of “Swim Until You Can’t See Land.”

RIP Nick Talbot

GravenhurstTypically, I just get bummed on my own when a musician passes.  It’s never easy when someone you felt connected with passes, but for some reason I’m really finding the loss of Nick Talbot, aka Gravenhurst, an extra bummer.  I first fell in love with his music via Flashlight Seasons.  It was a record that accompanied me through my own personal adventures into what, at the time, was a great unknown.  I remember listening to the song below on repeat for several weeks, and it still pulls at me even now.  It’s a sad day, indeed.  That being said, I’ll forever be grateful for this song.

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Download: Greavenhurst – Fog Round The Figurehead [MP3]