Our local music community is mourning the passing of JR Sroufe today. He passed away last night due to a long illness.
JR was an extremely talented drummer and was part of the local music scene for more than 30 years. He played with everyone coming and going and most recently with Faubush Hill.
He had an infective sense of humor and you seriously never knew what he was going to say. He was quick witted and a wiz at computers. I was lucky enough to have him do a Community Connection with me to talk about online forums and he brought much insight to listeners in that hour.
He was a high school friend and loved to post totally ridiculous requests on our Q97 Facebook page just to drive me crazy. Every now and then, I'd surprise him and actually play the song.
He will be missed by many as he was loved and respected by many!
This song is for you, JR...and as one of our mutual friends so well decribed him, he was one of Somerset's original Gods of Thunder: