Sunday, December 6, 2009

Jack Rose RIP

Jack Rose, one of his generation’s best acoustic guitar players, passed away this weekend of a heart attack. He was 38.

Rose contributed to both Imaginational Anthem 1 and 2, the first with the lovely “White Mule III” and second with the even more riveting and beautiful “Crossing the North Fork II.” He played on A Raga for Peter Walker, as well, and even gave me quote about Peter for a piece I wrote for Dusted.

I had the very good fortune to see Rose play a little over a year ago, opening for Michael Chapman. I met him briefly afterwards, and he seemed like a very nice, unassuming type…and also, quite young even to be playing this type of Fahey-esque primitive style. Let alone dying. You can read about it here, if you want.


Here’s Rose playing “Kensington Blues” in Sacramento a couple of years ago.


All thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. Very sad.

7 comments:

YoungMossTongue said...

holy shit!!!

jenniferpkelly said...

A great loss

YoungMossTongue said...

great indeed... i'm speechless...

Arjun said...

A tragedy indeed. Very sad.

Meatbreak said...

I am genuinely shocked. I saw him play last year too; he was and will forever remain an incredible talent. Very sad news indeed.

Ian said...

Well that's awful.

jenniferpkelly said...

Michael has posted his own tribute over at youngmosstongue.blogspot.com which is far more eloquent than mine.