Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Rest in Peace, Rog Samples

It's been a tough four and half months for the Family Flood. In the space of 20 weeks, we've lost two of the four founding members of our band, the eldest and the youngest. Back in September, fiddler Joe Dobbs passed away and now last weekend our dear friend and bandmate Roger Samples ended his five-year battle with cancer just a month after his 66th birthday. Last night was The Flood's first weekly gathering since getting that sad news and much of the evening revolved around stories about our old companion and about the songs we learned with Rog during his decade with us in those earliest days.

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