Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Frank Christian 1952-2012

Sad news came on Christmas eve. Frank Christian -- guitarist, singer/songwriter, and all around good fellow, who was also one of the first genuine hepsters I ever met -- has passed unexpectedly.

Frank was mostly a blues/jazz/folk kind of guy, but he was a super versatile musician who played with everybody from The Smithereens ("In a Lonely Place" from Especially For You) to Nanci Griffith (he toured as her lead guitarist for ages).

He also wrote "Where Were You Last Night," which I will go to my own grave insisting is the best song about jealousy ever. Hear him perform it below and be changed.

Damn, but this death shit is really beginning to get on my nerves.


glen allen said...

Indeed,a fine gent.Supremely talented.

Anonymous said...

RIP Frank!
I sure am going to miss you Daddy - O!
At least I take comfort that you and Dave Van Ronk will be together jammin' again!

Porco said...

nicely done

Hughie said...

Long live Peppe Lou!

steves said...

Crap. That is very sad news. He was a fine musician and a helluva nice guy, too.

R.I.P. Frank.

Anonymous said...

He was a lovely man, and awful funny, too. I never got tired of his sets. I'm so sorry he's gone.

Jane Kelton