Adiós a Don Heffington

Nos ha dejado a los 70 años el batería Don Heffington, uno de esos tan estimados y necesarios actores secundarios de la música americana de raíces.

Drummer Don Heffington, one of the most highly-respected and fundamental secondary actors of American roots music, has left us at age 70.

Parte fundamental en la creación de los siempre reivindicables Lone Justice (con Maria McKee (voz), Ryan Hedgecock (guitarra) y Marvin Etzioni (bajo) ayudó en estudio y en directo a leyendas como Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Dave Alvin, Peter Case,Sam Phillips, Percy Sledge, Big Mama Thornton, Big Joe Turner, Lucinda Williams o Dwight Yoakam entre otros muchos.

A fundamental cog in the hugely-validated Lone Justice (with Maria McKee on vocals, Ryan Hedgecock on guitar and Marvin Etzioni on the bass) backed up, both on stage and in the studio, legends like Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Dave Alvin, Peter Case, Sam Phillips, Percy Sledge, Big Mama Thornton, Big Joe Turner, Lucinda Williams or Dwight Yoakam, among many others.

Adios-a-Don-Heffington

Muy querido por sus compañeros,puso su sabiduría al servicio de la nueva camada de músicos encabezada por sospechos habituales de la escena como Jayhawks, Victoria Williams, Neal Casal, Chuck Prophet, Buddy Miller, Graham Parker, Rosie Flores, Kathleen Edwards, The Wallflowers, o GospelbeacH entre muchos otros. El batería, percusionista y guitarrista estadounidense es conocido por sus álbumes en solitario, y como dijimos por su trabajo con Lone Justice y su extenso trabajo de giras y sesiones como batería para Hot Band de Emmylou Harris, tocando en el álbum de 1983 “White Shoes” en “Empire Burlesque” (1986) y “Knocked Out Loaded” (1986), el “Tomorrow the Green Grass” (1995) de The Jayhawks, oEleven Eleven (2011) de Dave Alvin entre otros muchos.

Much loved by his peers, Don Heffington, put his wisdom at the service of a new breed of musicians, headed by some of the usual suspects of the scene, such as the Jayhawks, Victoria Williams, Neal Casal, Chuck Prophet, Buddy Miller, Graham Parker, Rosie Flores, Kathleen Edwards, The Wallflowers, or GospelbeacH, and many more. The American drummer, percussionist and guitarist is known for his solo albums, and the work he did with the aforementioned Lone Justice, as well as extensive touring and drumming sessions for Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band, playing on White Shoes (1983), Empire Burlesque (1986), Knocked Out Loaded (1986), Tomorrow the Green Grass (1995) with The Jayhawks, or Dave Alvin’s Eleven Eleven (2011), among many others.

Su último trabajo en solitario es “Contemporary Abstractions in Folk Song and Dance” publicado en 2016.

Fare thee well Don..

His last solo album was Contemporary Abstractions in Folk Song and Dance, released in 2016.

Fare thee well Don…

Adios-a-Don-Heffington-Blastrs

Translation by Jessica Jacobsen.

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