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2017/06/21

Mazzy Star's drummer Keith Mitchell passed away suddenly last month. Over the weekend, many musicians and artists gathered together to celebrate his memory. Hope Sandoval also took to Facebook last night to post some loving words and memories she had of Mitchell:

"Keith and I took many road trips to Berkeley CA in the late 80s together. We recorded a lot of Mazzy Star's music there. He would pick me up in his little Datsun station wagon car, jam-packed with his drum kit and various other percussive instruments.

Keith had superb taste in music and a vast collection of well known and obscure artists. He would always bring a batch of cassettes with interesting sounds along with him. I remember the fist time I heard 'Can,' it was in Keith's car driving along the 5. Their sound was strange wild and beautiful, all at the same time. Keith always had an introduction before he'd play something, the first time he played me Leonard Cohen he said; "this music has the best backing vocals ever!"

Keith absolutely loved Tom Waits and played him every trip, the first few times I would say to Keith; "Oh no, not him, his voice is too drunk and scratchy sounding," and Keith would say; "you have to listen to the music and his words, then you'll be hooked!" Of course it wasn't long before I'd get into his car and request the man with the scratchy voice.

So much great music and company on all those Northern California drives... Thank you Keith for all the inspiration, elevation, communication, levitation, education, intoxication and reverberation. I'll always have and keep you in my heart and soul."

Read the full posting on Facebook.

Hope Sandoval will be hitting the road with her band The Warm Inventions for a short tour of North America. Dates are posted below:

Oct 08 -- Sonoma, CA @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery: Old Redwood Barn
Oct 10 -- Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Oct 11 -- Seattle, WA @ Neptune
Oct 13 -- Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre
Oct 14 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theater
Oct 15 -- Joshua Tree, CA @ Desert Daze Festival
Oct 18 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts
Oct 19 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Oct 21 -- Boston, MA @ Royale
Oct 22 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

Published June 21st, 2017