Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Singer-Songwriter John Stewart Passes

Long time valley favorite, singer-songwriter John Stewart passed away early Saturday morning following a stroke on Friday. It's a great loss and a sad day. Here's a link to a very reflective letter about John from his long-time friend and fan, Tom Deluse, creator of chillywinds.com, an official John Stewart site. John Stewart was scheduled to play his first date of a string of concerts this Sunday evening (January 27th) at The Upper Deck Sports Bar & Grill in Scottsdale. Instead this show will be a tribute concert to benefit his family. Radio Free Phoenix has been paying tribute to John, since Saturday morning with music and special programming. Today at 12 noon (January 21st, 2007) we will be rebroadcasting our music and interview special with John Stewart that aired just under two years ago. The show will also repeat this evening at 8pm (MST). Another special with Andy Olson will air this evening at 10pm (MST) on KWSS 106.7 in Scottsdale. This station is also broadcast on the web at:


Another reflective post I've found about John Stewart is at this url:

The Lonesome Picker Rides Into the Sunset

John Stewart was truly a Wingless Angel and touched so many in his lifetime. We wish him godspeed..

Andy Olson
Radio Free Phoenix


Tom Wright said...

Upon hearing the sad news, my friend Paul Lowes commented on how important it is to have heroes. John Stewart was a hero, not just for the fine music and the good times, but also for reminding us in song of what was best about America: the people, the land, and the ideals, independently of whatever political shenanigans are going on at a given point in our history. That's a message worth remembering and honoring, in the worst of times as well as the best.

Anonymous said...

I first saw John Stewart many moons ago at the Celebrity Theatre in the mid 70s when Bill Compton played his music on KDKB....I've been listening to his music ever since .. He had a way with his lyrics that made things so much more simple about life. He was a wingless angel and will be missed.. Dan Griffin