It's hard to believe that it has been almost a year since my beautiful friend and bandmate Patrick Carroll passed away. Pat lived with Cystic Fibrosis and suffered with chronic rejection of his lungs, but lived every moment with a vibrant passion and a sparkling sense of humour. He passed on May 31st, 2013 at the age of 26. Just 10 days after releasing his stunning album, Glow in the Dark, and within a month of his birthday. He would be 27 this Friday.
Photo by Lesley Serri
To celebrate and pay tribute to Pat and his music, some friends and I have arranged to perform Glow in the Dark from front to back to mark his birthday. On Friday May 2nd, in his hometown of Traverse City and on Sunday May 4th, in Kalamazoo.
Playing with our supergroup at Farm Block Fest 2011. (Photo By Steven Holmes)
The last time I spoke on the phone with Pat, he gushed about his excitement to release the album. He felt so proud and what he gave us was truly heart opening. Please consider attending one of these events and share in the misty eyes and warm fuzzy feelings.