Jeff Lang’s Post to the Dust Forum upon Learning of Chris’s Death

Just ran across this while rummaging down a rabbit hole.  No better tribute from one friend to another, from one musician to another, from a fan to his idol ....    Chris first came out to Australia in 1993. I went to his Tuesday night show at The Basement in Sydney on the recommendation of a … Continue reading Jeff Lang’s Post to the Dust Forum upon Learning of Chris’s Death

“Offending the Ice Age”: Memorial Reflections on Chris Whitley’s Legacy

When a previously unreleased version of the late Chris Whitley's Din of Ecstasy came to my attention, it was like accidentally unearthing a manuscript from the Dead Sea Scrolls of my personal narrative. Hyperbolic as that may sound, I've clutched nearly every one of those songs like a pillow at some crucial point in my … Continue reading “Offending the Ice Age”: Memorial Reflections on Chris Whitley’s Legacy

Memories and Tributes

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 … Continue reading Memories and Tributes