I just lost another friend
The surest sign of old age is that you start reading the obits regularly and the saddest part is, you find people you know and love in the listings. Hal Benoit died in Nashville at the age of 52 from heart failure. We lost touch when I moved from the Happy Valley so I had no idea he had left Noho last year.
Still, I loved this man with all my heart. He was a dear friend, a really kind and decent human being and a fabulous guitar player that never received the acclaim he deserved from the music industry.
Rest in peace buddy. You'll be missed.