Roll On: A Tribute To A Live Music Fan

Kid Rock and Johnny
Kid Rock and John

I have some sad news to share with you.

This morning my wife’s uncle,  John O’Donnell, passed away due to his struggle with brain cancer.

It’s hard to write this post for many reasons.

But I write regardless because it helps to cope. 

But most of all, I write this post as a tribute to John and the great conversation we had about the power of live music.

My eyes well up every time I think about how much fun I had talking with John about his love for live music and how he met Kid Rock backstage earlier this year. 

As a tribute to that conversation here’s a link to the original interview.  

I haven’t listened to Rock N Roll Jesus the same way ever since my chat with John.

And I know, after today, I will continue to feel the same complex mix of grief, loss and joy each time I listen to the album going forward.   

Speaking of emotions, I invite you to check out a recent post about experiencing grief, joy and community in live music.  Many Live Fix readers have enjoyed it and I hope you enjoy it, too.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the O’Donnell family.

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