I'm stunned to hear that Louis Meyers has passed away. I realize that I always assumed I would have more time with him in the future, time to get closer, time to get to know each other better. I regret the conversations that we will now never get to have. He's always been so present and supportive, and it's just been really great seeing him around Austin more recently.
In 2008 he let me come to my first Folk Alliance for free because I thought it would help my career but I couldn't afford the costs of travel and registration. I can't imagine how different my life would look today if not for that one generous act.
Another reminder that nothing is guaranteed but this one present moment. Sending love to everyone who is reeling from this news today.