T-Bone Wolk Leaves A Legacy Of Musical Diversity

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Musical maestro, T-Bone Wolk leaves iconic recording artists lamenting his loss, recalling his contributions and remembering the man.

T-Bone was a musician's musician who worked with an eclectic group of artists over the years - from Elvis Costello to Burt Bacharach, Cindi Lauper to Shawn Colvin, Avril Lavigne to B.B. King and most recently, singer songwriter, Tony Terraciano.

Nearly a month has languished since prolific musician, musical director and producer T-Bone Wolk passed away suddenly on February 28th at the painfully young age of 58.

T-Bone was known as a musician's musician who worked with the likes of Elvis Costello, Shawn Colvin, Carly Simon, Burt Bacharach, B.B. King, Roseann Cash, Bette Midler, Avril Lavigne, Billy Joel, Cindi Lauper and many more iconic artists. As the news makes it’s way around the world, many are mourning his loss and expressing such across websites, blogs and posts,

Elvis Costello wrote on his website, “One of T-Bone’s most endearing qualities was the way in which he retained the perspective of the fan and student while being a master of his instruments." And, as a master of nearly every instrument anyone could play, he was the golden right hand man to Hall & Oates, spanning nearly three decades, and an integral part of the online musical series ‘Live From Daryl’s House.’

One of his most recent and last private projects included co-producing NYC singer songwriter, Tony Terraciano, who thoughtfully shared on his website, "I waited over a year to specifically work with T-Bone on my debut record and I feel honored to have had the opportunity to experience his generosity in the studio, his great talent and intuitive musical insight.  He was unmistakably a rare musician. As you can imagine, I’m in shock and quite saddened. We were looking forward to completing this project this Spring and had hopes of getting on the road. We were very proud of the songs we worked on together. God Bless T-Bone.” A selection of their collaboration can be heard at http://www.tonyterraciano.com.

T-Bone Wolk’s legacy is also best expressed in his own words on his web site http://www.tbonewolk.com, which showcases the breadth of his musicianship and the depth of his talent. T-Bone was a singular unselfish individual who will be terribly missed.

Funeral services took place on March 4th with family & friends in attendance.  A special “Tribute to T-Bone" is scheduled to air May 15th online at Live From Daryl’s House.


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