Rest in Peace Marty Grebb

What a tragic beginning to a new year. I’m still stunned at the news of my longtime friend and musical collaborator, Marty Grebb’s sudden passing. I pray he is truly ’smooth sailin,’ free from his terrible pain and finally at peace. I send my love and deep condolences to all his beautiful family.

I am very grateful to have had Marty in my band off and on from the middle 70’s through the early 90’s. He was an incredibly talented songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, equally home on keys, vocals, guitar and sax as he was one of the most soulful singers I’ve known. He was also a great inspiration for my getting sober in ’87. We will remember him always and honor the gift of friendship and music he gave us.

Here are some of my favorites:
— Heartbreaker (from his High Steppin’ album, 2011)
— Soul Mate, a duet we did on his Smooth Sailin’ album in 1999: