Monday, May 25, 2009

RIP Jay Bennett

Bennett, a long time solo artist, highly sought after studio artist, and former member of bands such as Titanic Love Affair and Wilco passed away this morning after complications from hip surgery.  Jay famously and publicly feuded with Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy about the direction of the band he helped make famous was headed.  After being pushed out of Wilco, Bennett went on to release five solo and collaboration albums, and produce Blue Travelers eighth album.  His final effort Whatever Happened I Apologize was released via the internet in November 2008.  His contributions to the musical world will be missed.  Read more and download his latest album plus some b-side Wilco tracks at Cover Lay Down.

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