Sunday, May 24, 2009

Gary Gerloff dead

Gary Gerloff playing on Monument Avenue, Easter 2006. (Click to enlarge)

Via blog posts and Facebook friends who are musicians comes news that Gary Gerloff died on Saturday. He was 58.

Gary was a well-known vocalist/guitarist in the region. Worked with many well-respected musicians during his long career as a troubadour and band leader. And, he was a friend.

Last saw Gary at a VCU basketball game; he didn't miss many of them. Now my thoughts are with his immediate family, his brother, Bill, the rest of their family and the legions of friends and fans Gary made along the way.

To visit Gary's web site click here. When I have more information I'll add it to this post.

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Updates:
  • Funeral information: Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. at St. Edwards Catholic Church at 10701 Huguenot Road. A mass will be held the same evening at 7 p.m. at St. Edwards. Following the mass, there will be a reception at Positive Vibe CafĂ©, located in Stratford Hills shopping center.
  • Click here to read the obituary in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
  • Click here to read "GG", at Tim's Music Journal.

-- H/T to Jim Wark. Photo by F.T. Rea

6 comments:

mike said...

see: www.coolstretchofhighway.com

Oz said...

Gary was a swell guy, nice to everyone and liked by all!!

Adam said...

He was a huge inspiration to me. Sad to see a Richmond legend go. Rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

I heard there may be a tribute to him soon at the Vibe cafe... FYI

the churchmans said...

Planet Granite will not be the same.

hood said...

we miss him in the green hills of ny