Remembering Bob Reuter, St. Louis Renaissance Man
Every time I sit down to write one of these kinds of things I worry that I sound pretentious because so many other people knew the departed so much better than me. I wasn’t close to Bob Reuter, I wasn’t an expert on his life, and this isn’t intended to be an official tribute of any kind.
Bob got it. He got life. And because of that, he got you and me. And because of THAT, he was so incredibly relatable and approachable. His words – in his stories, books, and songs – resonated with something so special. Because he got you. And you recognized that. There aren’t many people you can truly say that about. It’s a rare thing.
Ryan Mifflin is the host of Dirty Roots Radio, a “Quentin Tarantino-ization of a spaghetti western style old-school record show” featuring renegade country, vintage gospel, raw blues, greasy soul, punk, and funk.
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