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Silos bassist Drew Glackin dies suddenly

Wednesday, January 9, 2008 – Drew Glackin, instrumentalist and bassist for The Silos, died suddenly on Saturday, January 5. According to his band, he was unaware of an overactive thyroid condition that led to severe heart damage.

He was surrounded by family and friends during his final days. In a statement issued by Bloodshot Records, his bandmates said, "Drew was adored around the world and his larger than life spirit and contagious jovial energy touched everyone he met, everywhere he went. He was a musician of the highest talent and made his mark in countless bands, record albums and many thousands of live performances. He will be sorely missed and the memories of his music, his great humor, and his magnanimous generosity of spirit and love will be with us forever."

Silos founder Walter Salas-Humara had been in the band with Glackin and Konrad Meissner on drums for about nine years.

Bloodshot Records founder Rob Miller said, "The Bloodshot family and the music community in general is poorer, and less fun, with Drew's untimely and unexpected death. Drew liked having a good time, and he loved making sure those around him were having a good time, too. I will sorely miss getting caught up in his joyful slipstream whenever and wherever our paths would cross."

A fund has been set up in Glackin's name to help with funeral costs. Send a Paypal donation to:

theandrewglackinmemorialfund@yahoo.com

To send a check, make it payable to:

The Andrew Drew Glackin Memorial Fund
Skylands Community Bank
Lopatcong Township
201 Strykers Road, Suite 20
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
att: Sherri Abel

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Come On Like The Fast Lane CD review - Come On Like The Fast Lane
The opening guitar line of the latest Silos CD sounds like a warning: Abandon all preconceived notions, listeners. The guitar is also a foreshadowing of frontman Walter Salas-Hamara's voice, which even longtime fans will admit can be described as droning - yet mesmerizing. The Silos have been around since 1986, with Salas-Hamara the only constant through label and musician changes. The earliest CDs were ahead of their time; alt.-country before there was a label for it. »»»
When the Telephone Rings
It's been several years since The Silos were named Rolling Stone's Best New American Band. It's been even longer since group leader Walter Salas-Humara made a name for himself as the founder of the alternative band the Vulgar Boatmen. But this new release confirms the stability, versatility and maturity the group has achieved. The current lineup has been intact for about five years, and the playing here confirms the self-confidence and familiarity that the consistency has brought. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: These Eagles keep songs alive and well – The newly reconfigured Eagles lineup, which now includes Vince Gill and Deacon Frey in place of the late Glenn Frey, hasn't changed its set much since this modified grouping's debut at Dodger Stadium in 2017. Don Henley announced from the outset, though, how the group continues to tour primarily so it can keep the Eagles' many great songs alive.... »»»
Concert Review: Lovett could not have scripted it any better – Cerritos is a fair distance from Hollywood, but Lyle Lovett, who has accumulated a long list of acting credits, sometimes seemed like he was giving a company town performance this night. Maybe it was because Paul Reiser, the "Mad About You" star, introduced Lovett with a funny bit about what some of the man's songs mean (or don't mean).... »»»
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