To observe the tenth anniversary of Chris’ passage to “the other side of the world,” I’ve put together this page. Much of it is comprised of things I’ve already posted elsewhere, but it seemed fitting to compile it in one place. If you can recommend additional items for the collection or if you want to add a remembrance, please do so in the comments. I’ll add your materials ASAP.
An evocative poem from one of the ATCW group members, beautiful and moving on many levels.
One of the ATCW group members requested that I create a place where CW fans can post memories of and tributes to Chris. We had only a few submissions, but some very good ones nonetheless. Many thanks to those who contributed! View here.
Song and Video Tributes
Del Pedro, “So Gone”
Ian Moore, “Time of Dying”
Norman Savitt, “Lament for Chris Whitley”
Norman has explained that Chris was especially fond of this song, so Norman renamed it in his honor.
Messenger Records, “Chris Whitley (Reconstructed)”
Joe January, “Chris Whitley”
Fan Tribute by Rana Kelly (photo stream and “Look What Love Has Done”)
Tribute Video by Musiques en Stock
Chris Whitley Retrospective
A compilation of photos and Chris singing “Old Man and Me”
National Public Radio: “Chris Whitley – In Memorium”
You can read a collection of obituaries and tributes here.