Another Weekender dedication. This week we’re celebrating a life. Richie Hayward was a founding member of one of our favorites. In addition to being a founding member of and drummer for Little Feat, Hayward recorded and played with some music behemoths: Dylan, Waits, Clapton, Frampton, Zevon, Plant, Seger, Stills and more. You know the list is good when it’s only last names and yet everyone still knows. Hayward was forced to leave the band in 2009 and spent the last year battling liver cancer . . . a battle he unfortunately lost yesterday, August 12.
A sad day for sure, but around here we don’t prescribe to wallowing. We’ll turn it up, let the man bang a drum and we’ll sing along. Safe weekend out there, kids. Make it count.