Jackie Leven RIP
We lost a good friend of Pull Up The Roots and Electroacoustic Club this week when Jackie Leven passed away on Monday. Jackie played a handful of shows for us, including narrating Anais Mitchell’s Hadestown at Union Chapel in January; something he managed despite coming off stage at his own show the night before to find out his own brother had died. He was due to play again at The Lexington in December with Michael Cosgrave, his collaborator on a new album ‘Wayside Shrines and the Code Of The Travelling Man’.
With every obituary this week emerged another remarkable detail of an incredible life story that is already legend – the fact he was at school with Gordon Brown is one of the less remarkable – helped along in part Jackie’s own mischievous raconteuring. To quote Neil McCormick in The Daily Telegraph, “he profoundly touched many lives including mine”:
Jackei Leven obituary: http://putr.co/uaN8Uo