2009 saw the loss of a tremendous talent and one of the few artists whose music I would buy upon its release. Â Jack Rose was a songwriter who rose out of the experimental indie scene but took the legacy of guitarists like John Fahey and made it his own.
There really isn’t too much I can say about him that hasn’t already been said, but I am glad to say I watched him grow into a world class artist. Â In the late 90’s my band had the opportunity to perform on a bill with his band Pelt and I remember talking to him for some time, he was gracious and enthusiastic- especially when it came to the music of John Fahey.
He never stopped expanding his musical horizons right up until his unfortunate early demise. Â His music managed to find its way into the hearts of every generation of my family, so beautiful it was. Â Jack, you will be missed.