House Of Freaks & Bryan Harvey
And then singer/guitarist Bryan Harvey, his wife and two children were murdered in their Richmond Virginia home on January 1, 2006. Turned out to be a random act of home invasion robbery (the killer was arrested, convicted and sentenced to death), but the world was deprived of a true original.
In the wake of Harvey's death, friends put together a compilation CD with tracks from six different Harvey bands/performing incarnations, and for folks who want a taste of this guy's talent, it's a great place to start. The CD is in limited "release" and available from www.plan9music.com, and it comes highly recommended. Beware, once you get through the 15 House Of Freaks tracks, you'll be rushing to Rhino Handmade to pick up the two limited edition reissues, still available (last time I checked). Well worth checking out.