Thursday, January 17, 2008

Andrew Glackin 1963-2008

If Drew was better at anything than music it was telling tales, hanging out and making folks laugh.
If you ever heard him play you know how tough it is to top his music.

I met him when he started playing lap steel for The Jack Grace Band and he always made me happy. Whether he was playing on stage or sitting by me telling me where he was going to next ( most every time I saw him he was getting on a plane the next day.)

My deepest condolences and warmest wishes to all his family, friends, band mates and fans.

Happy travels, Drew, you are loved and you will be missed.

Here's a site with some stuff to remember him by:

And a fund to help with funeral costs, every bit helps.

A remembrance from Jack Grace:

Drew Glackin, the most original lap steel player we have ever heard, one of the best friends we have ever had, and one of the most special humans this world was lucky enough to be treated to, passed away on January 5th 2008. He was unaware of an overactive thyroid condition that led to severe heart damage. Our thoughts are with his amazing family who has shown tremendous strength and love.

The world just got a little bit more boring without you Drew. Forty four years was not enough. We are all applauding, banging on the tables, demanding more. You made a difference, and we thank you so much for everything you brought us, who you helped make us to be. We hope to make you proud of the years we have ahead. We know how you'd like it to be. It's not like you were ever vague about what you wanted. Thank you so very very much Mr. Glackin sir. What an amazing time we had.

Amazing Indeed,

Jack Grace

There will be a Memorial show for Drew @ Southpaw Feb. 17 starting @ 3pm.

Check the Jack Grace site or his MySpace for details.

(Pooh pic pilfered from

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