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There's no way to measure his greatness or magnitude as a person or as a player.    I don't think eulogizing will do him justice.    He was that great -- much more than a superb musician with an uncanny ear and dexterity.    He is the very spirit personified of whatever is muddy river country at its core and screams up into the spheres.    He really had no equal.
To me, he wasn't only a musician and a friend, he was a big brother who taught and showed me more than he'll ever know.    There are a lot of spaces and advances between the Carter Family, Buddy Holly and, say Ornette Coleman, a lot of universes, but he filled them all without being a member of any school.    His playing was moody, awesome, sophisticated, hypnotic and subtle.    There's no way to convey the loss.    It just digs down really deep.



--Bob Dylan, 1995












"Walfredo" performed in Vegas 9-30-00

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