I hear this morning that Caryl Weiss died Saturday; she was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer just over a month ago and it seems things went very quickly.
I'm mostly opening this thread because I'm hoping to hear other people's recollections of her: she was brilliant, exasperating, a fine instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter, and I know she did a lot more things than I ever knew about. When I first encountered her, in the mid-1970s, there were a lot of women who sang, but not many who focused on playing instruments. Although, obviously, she also did a lot of singing; she was one of the Liverpool Judies, a three-woman sea shanty group. In the early 19080s, we shared a record producer (Paul Mills). When I caught up with her again in the late 1990s, she was living in Austin, TX, and the next time I found her after that she was living in Annapolis.
Here she is, singing one of her own songs at the FSGW Getaway in 2011 (with me accompanying her): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghz-_gX9yIs