A Sad Farewell to a Member of the Family

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of band member, Craig Aspen.

In addition to being a talented musician, he was a gifted photographer and videographer.  His handwork behind the lens is still there for you to see.  The wonderful music he recorded with his band, The Believers, is also out there forever.

More than anything, I will miss laughing with Craig in the touring van.  We spent hours on the road joking ourselves into a frenzy.  Sometimes we would get so obnoxious that other band members would retreat into noise-killing headphones.   Who could blame them?  We both loved dark humor, and the exhaustion provoked by long drives and late nights fueled some crazy shit.  I’m grateful no recordings exist.

I can’t make sense of his departure but I treasure the time we spent chasing the dream together.

If you are able, please consider making a donation to his memorial fund.  And by all means, check out the links below.  The music is the least of it.  Just get a feel for a man who had style.

With Runner of the Woods on “Good Day Dallas” (2016):

With The Believers on the BBC: