RIP Brandon Carlisle

  The music world lost a great man today who was also a brother and a friend to so many.  What is unknown is how it happened and many of us involved in the music scene are wondering why it had to happen.

Brandon lived the dream playing in Teenage Bottlerocket with family and friends. I was lucky enough to have seen him beat on the drums live. I never met him face to face, but my friends who have said he was straight up the nicest guy.  One of my pals even mentioned how Brandon remembered him from a previous band that opened for TB. 

Perhaps the biggest testament to the importance of this man was how much money was raised to help pal for his medical expenses. It was amazing to see so many contribute so quickly. 

Facebook has been flooded with memories of Brandon and I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you I spent some time reading them today. 

My conclusion?  He was a seriously good human. 

Everything will be ok. It’s just going to be sad around the scene for a bit. 

I hope Brandon’s family finds peace in his passing and moves on without forgetting a single memory. 

RIP Brandon. 

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