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Sam Charters

Charters I only met once but of course knew his work on behalf of the blues. Musicians I listen to all the time I only know of because of him. I met him when he was reading with Aram Saroyan at the Nuyorican Café. I was the only person who showed up! so the 3 of us went for drinks. That was the beginning of being friends with Aram but I was too in awe to say much to Sam & it was far more entertaining listening to the two of them riff. OK, this is a boring reminiscence but I did want to acknowledge his loss & his importance.

Here's hoping (fervently!) no one will die today so I can go back to quips & art.
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