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Thread #142992   Message #4163921
Posted By: GUEST,Pat Easterling
30-Jan-23 - 12:13 AM
Thread Name: 2015 Obit: What Became of Tia Blake?
Subject: RE: 2015 Obit: What Became of Tia Blake?

A short obituary note and lots of tributes.

Gad, Spotify is playing folk music and I twice questioned the smart speaker and twice it said, “Tia Blake.” So now I listen to her on Spotify, and I subscribed to Granta to read what she wrote (I lived in Saigon when my father was Navy Chief in the early sixties, til he got cashiered for telling the Joint Chiefs that we were losing the war).

It’s hard to believe that her music career was so short! Such a great artist, such appeal, my relationship with her reminds me of ships crossing in the dark…. I live in Hilo, Hawaii now and get to see all sorts of artists, from great local ones like Hapa and Jake Shimabukuro to Judy Collins and Hot Tuna, playing the local small theaters, but I will never see Tia, and that’s a damn shame.

Thank you for leaving such a beautiful legacy.