by W. Kim Heron
We sadly noted the passing of bassist Hubie Crawford a few days ago here in the Blahg. The expressions of condolences since then have been overwhelming, his longtime friend and SBH Trio bandmate Bill Meyer told us in an e-mail.
Now we’ve received word on how his various friends are paying homage to him.
• A benefit jam session for Hubie on Friday, Nov. 9, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., at They Say Restaurant, 267 Joseph Campau St. (south of Jefferson, east of Chene), Detroit; 313-446-4682.
• Memorial service will take place Saturday, Nov. 10, at noon at
• Funeral at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at
• Musical tribute on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m at Berts Warehouse Theater, 2727 Russell in Eastern Market.
Finally, an e-mail we received from percussionist Muruga Booker told us: “He really touched my heart and soul and took me to another level in the music we played.
He was the swankest in funk; there is no other, the funkiest. Whatever the music, he made it his own.”