Veteran Syracuse drummer David Read has passed away.
Fellow drummer Mike Donahue, an important player in the Syracuse Area Music Awards as well as curator of the the significant CNY Music Archives Facebook site, sent me a Facebook message this weekend noting that he’d posted the video I took of The Works’ reunion at the 2015 Sammys.
Read did great work. That was a memorable night in March at the Palace Theatre on James Street.
He was a member of The Fabulous Ripcords, a vital Central New York blues band.
Read’s beat-keeping and contributions to the scene will be missed by many.
Here’s his obituary on syracuse.com.
Feel free to add any memories in the comment section.