Guitarist Jack Rose passes….RIP
My friend Vinnie from The Music’s Over blog site reports the passing of Jack Rose, age 38 of a heart attack.
Here’s the sad news:
Jack Rose was an acoustic guitarist and co-founder of the indie rock band, Pelt. The band released a few EPs before Rose went off on his own, recording in a musical style reminiscent of John Fahey, Sandy Bull, and Robbie Basho. In 2002, he released his first album on Eclipse Records, and then released several more LPs and EPs over the next seven years. He also had a track on Devendra Banhart’s critically acclaimed freak folk compilation, Golden Apples of the Sun. His records have been praised by such cutting edge media as The Wire and Pitchfork. Rose recently finished his tenth album, Luck in the Valley, which is set for release in early 2010. Jack Rose, 38, suffered a fatal heart attack on December 5, 2009.