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Tom Dundee injured - passed away (April 2006)

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GUEST,Art Thieme 16 Apr 06 - 09:02 PM
WFDU - Ron Olesko 16 Apr 06 - 09:21 PM
wysiwyg 16 Apr 06 - 09:34 PM
Phil Cooper 16 Apr 06 - 11:04 PM
frogprince 16 Apr 06 - 11:22 PM
Stilly River Sage 16 Apr 06 - 11:33 PM
WFDU - Ron Olesko 17 Apr 06 - 09:33 AM
GUEST,Art Thieme 17 Apr 06 - 10:29 AM
MadDawg 17 Apr 06 - 11:03 AM
MadDawg 17 Apr 06 - 11:58 AM
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GUEST,saulgoldie 17 Apr 06 - 05:19 PM
Mark Ross 17 Apr 06 - 06:07 PM
open mike 17 Apr 06 - 06:08 PM
GUEST,Art Thieme 17 Apr 06 - 06:58 PM
frogprince 17 Apr 06 - 07:04 PM
Bonny 17 Apr 06 - 07:07 PM
SunnySister 17 Apr 06 - 07:17 PM
GUEST,Art Thieme 17 Apr 06 - 07:33 PM
Stephen L. Rich 17 Apr 06 - 08:09 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 17 Apr 06 - 08:34 PM
catspaw49 17 Apr 06 - 08:42 PM
BK Lick 17 Apr 06 - 10:33 PM
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GUEST,Sandy Andina 18 Apr 06 - 01:32 AM
Stephen L. Rich 18 Apr 06 - 09:21 AM
GUEST,Steve Romanoski 18 Apr 06 - 10:09 AM
Chris in Wheaton 18 Apr 06 - 11:20 AM
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Subject: Tom Dundee injured
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 16 Apr 06 - 09:02 PM

Word has reached me tonight that Tom Dundee, a mainstay of the Chicago folk music world at least since the 1970s, was badly injured in a motorcycle accident---that possibly involved a stroke as well. Tommy is an old friend. Details are sketchy but I just want to let his friends and fans in on the little I know. He is apparently at the St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois.

Tom Dundee is a fine songwriter and singer who wrote one of my favorite songs of all time. Titled "A DELICATE BALANCE" --- if it's not in the digitrad I will be posting it soon.   As an original member of the Weavers revival group called WEAVERMANIA, along with Michael Smith, Mark Dvorak and Barbara Barrow, Tom showed this recent generation why we old ones enjoyed the Weavers music so much.

Tonight I'm just numb, and hoping this isn't as bad as it might be...

Art


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 16 Apr 06 - 09:21 PM

I am shocked. Tom will be in my prayers. Please keep us posted Art!


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: wysiwyg
Date: 16 Apr 06 - 09:34 PM

Praying.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 16 Apr 06 - 11:04 PM

Art,

   Thanks for the post. Margaret called me with the news this evening. Last couple times I heard Tom play he was in top form. I hope he gets through this.


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: frogprince
Date: 16 Apr 06 - 11:22 PM

Hadn't had the chance to hear Weavermania, and hadn't realized he was one of the group. Sorry to hear this, and hope for the best for him.


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 16 Apr 06 - 11:33 PM

Nothing in the local newspapers so far.

Best wishes to Mr. Dundee.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 09:33 AM

I think Tom left Weavermania a while ago, but he was part of the original group. I met him when Weavermania played the Hurdy Gurdy a few years ago.   I was very impressed with him and the rest of the group - they captured the spirit of the Weavers without becoming a carbon copy.   Please keep us posted on Tom's condition, our prayers are with him and his family.


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 10:29 AM

Ron,

The details are still few, but I've been informed that there might be more cause for optimism this morning.

Art


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Subject: Tom Dundee
From: MadDawg
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 11:03 AM

At 3 AM on Saturday morning, April 15, 2006, Tom Dundee, Chicago singer/songwriter was severely injured in a motorcycle wreck. He suffered serious head and neck trauma and may not survive. The only info I have is from 1:30 AM this morning when I left St Francis Hospital in Evanston. I would ask everyone who knows of this special person to pray for him to whatever or whoever it is you pray to.
Threads combined


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: MadDawg
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 11:58 AM

I was at the hospital last night till 1:30. Tom was heavily sedated and on life support when I left. I just spoke with someone there and they said there was really no change in his condition. My heart is breaking! Tom supported me through a great personal loss and literally gave me the spark to go on. My prayers are that he gets through this thing and recovers.


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: Stringsinger
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 12:24 PM

I am heartbroken! What a nice guy and talented performer! I am crying.

Frank Hamilton


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: GUEST,saulgoldie
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 05:19 PM

I wish him well. I do not know much about him but what I have learned here, with one exception. He is the author of one of my alltime favorite songs. The song is called "Dog," and I heard it recorded by Bryan Bowers and his autoharp. I make it a point to play this song whenever I whip out the guitar.

I hope he makes a speedy and full recovery.


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: Mark Ross
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 06:07 PM

Give Tom my best. We've been losing too many good folks lately. We're pulling for him.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: open mike
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 06:08 PM

I also heard of Tom thru Bryan singing his Dog song.

I hope he comes around and is able to play sing and write more music.

here are some pictures.
http://www.utahphillips.org/pix21.html

on Folk Stage Midnight Special radio show
these songs of his were played
# Tom Dundee: The I Don't Know Where I'm Going,
    But I'm Going Nowhere in a Hurry Blues
    (Steve Goodman, add. lyrics Tom Dundee)
# Tom Dundee: Heads It's Over (Tails We're Through)
# Tom Dundee: The Baking Power Incident (Lewie Wickham)
# Tom Dundee: Delicate Balance

and here is a song of his from a site that says it is the
Digital Tradition Mirror..with notation...i never saw music
written out (dots and lines) in the D.T. before...

http://sniff.numachi.com/~rickheit/dtrad/pages/tiBACKON;ttBACKON.html


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 06:58 PM

I did the banjo backup on Tom's original recording of the song about his dog. It was the first and only time I sat in a studio and wore earphones while laying down a separate track. I was nervous and it was ragged but o.k. I guess. Tom re-did it on his recent CD titled: Tom Dundee---Lyfe Arhyme on Flyte Records.

Delicate Balance is on it. Hell, here's the rest too...
The Old Take-It-Easy Guitar
Love Doesn't Die
Out In The Yard
Workin' On The Car
Hello My Heart
Dog
Come Out Of The Blue

and the CD ends with Don't Give Up On Me Now !

Tommy, I love you---and I won't!!!!!!!!!!

Art


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: frogprince
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 07:04 PM

Digital Tradition Mirror


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: Bonny
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 07:07 PM

Tom has been a part of the Kaske family's life (Rockford, IL) since the 70's. He used to buy my grandma Schnapps! "Delicate Balnce" was played at one of my weddings. Got a candle on my altar for him here in New Mexico. Tom, you are loved. xoxoxox Bonny (Kaske) Holder


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: SunnySister
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 07:17 PM

Keeping him in my thoughts, Art. Please share updates when you get them. Thanks, SunnySister


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 07:33 PM

I keep checkin' here to see what the situation might be----along with Tom's friends who obviously care so much about this fine man. I keep breaking into tears today. I wish I had more to tell.


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 08:09 PM

Tom is an amazing man. Back in the 70's when you'd find a bunch of folkies trading one liners (usually at two or three in the morning at the Barbarossa), Tom would wait until evreybody had had thier say a couple of times and then land everyone with a zinger that would shut everybody down. He doesn't say a lot, but when he does you know it's important.
   And while we're listing his songs let us not forget"McBride Argyle Station Furnished Rooms" and "These Cowboys" ( sometimes called Cowboys Born Out Of Thier Time). Those are two of the sadest and most moving song that I have ever heard.

   

    He is in my prayers and in my thoughts.

Stephen Lee


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 08:34 PM

I just talked with Art, and even though I never met or heard Tom, I know how much Art respected and loved him. It's always a shock when someone who has been such a strong presence in our life is suddenly ripped out of it. My prayers go out to Tom and all who love him.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: catspaw49
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 08:42 PM

I am sending you my best thoughts Art. I hold out for the best for this folkie (and fellow biker) and I do it because of all the love and thoughts you have given to me in some very bad times. Keep your spirits up Art......A lot of your 'Catter friends are behind you and wishing the best for Tom.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: BK Lick
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 10:33 PM

Spent a few hours outside the ICU with a dozen or so of Tom's close friends this afternoon (some who rushed here from as far as Utah and Montana). Several remarked that they have long been aware that he has an astonishingly large group of very close friends many of whom have never met each other.

The outlook for Tom's recovery appears to be very grim according to the trauma surgeon who briefed us late this afternoon. A nuclear medicine scan today showed almost no blood flow to the brain and massive clotting throughout the left hemisphere. They plan to repeat the test tomorrow am but he did not hold out much hope.

Like everyone else, I'm in tears. Tom has been a very close friend of my daughter's since they were in their early twenties. He lived with me for a short time, as he often quips from the stage to his audiences "I've lived with most of you at one time of another."
—BK


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: katlaughing
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 11:15 PM

Art, I am sorry I didn't check this thread earlier. I second what Spaw said. You have a lot of folks here who are with you in spirit and sending lots of love and strength to all concerned, esp. to Tom.

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: GUEST,Sandy Andina
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 01:32 AM

I am shaken and numb....but praying as hard as I can. I spent most of today in disbelief.


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 09:21 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: GUEST,Steve Romanoski
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 10:09 AM

I'm in a state of shock... I must have seen Tom play several hundred times in my life and I'm hoping that I will again. Hang in there Tom


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: Chris in Wheaton
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 11:20 AM

How very, very sad. A great writer, and a great person.
"Love Never Dies" -- one of his many great songs - expresses how we all feel now about him. Many of Tom's songs were also ably recorded by Ginny Reilly and David Maloney - a connection from the time that he lived in Seattle.
Prayers for Tom, Chris


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: GUEST,marianne, chicago
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 01:32 PM

following the passing of others in the chicago folk music community, i received a card from emily friedman this last christmas. she wrote on the card of her hopes that nothing would happen to any of our other friends in the coming year. it gave me pause then, and now. tom, besides being a great singer/songwriter, is a wonderful man. gentle, kind, and terribly funny all come to mind when i think of him. i have been in utter disbelief since hearing the news. and, all i can remember right now is the way he called me "darlin'" the last time that i heard from him. i kept saying that i was going to make an effort to go out and hear him perform one evening, but, it would appear that now, that will not be possible. hold close those that you love. today is a gift and tomorrow is not promised...

art, if you read this -- all my best to you and carol. i think about you often.


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: GUEST,Art again
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 09:02 PM

Marianne,
The same from us to you. Lots o' water through the locks---and good memories all the way down the proverbial river. Strange, the best gatherings of the clan these days are at memorials??! But not strange at all, the more I ponder it. And those are celebrations of the people's musical lives----as they ought to be.

As Jerry said, "All I can leave you is a handful of songs!"

Art


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: GUEST,Isaac Hall
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 09:51 PM

This is hard news. My late mother owned The Folkway Coffeehouse in Peterborough, NH and Tom was a close friend. A lyric from "A Delicate Balance" graces her gravestone. Tom, Sasha and I love you and miss you.


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: BK Lick
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 11:01 PM

It breaks my heart to have to report that Tom was pronounced shortly before noon today. He's being kept on a respirator pending harvesting of the organs he had donated. Several of his close friends were at the ICU today to say goodbye. Plans are being made for a memorial service.
—BK


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: GUEST,Art
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 12:32 AM

Damn...


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: GUEST,Sandy Andina
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 12:37 AM

...double damn.....


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: redshirt
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 12:59 AM

As my dad mentioned, Tom and I go back to the early days, when we both hit the open mike at No Exit. Though our pathes crossed too infrequently, I've always held him in my heart. Always will. I woke up at 3:37 am last night, flooded with memories of Tom,and wacky stuff he said and did. We swapped alot of songs, and could catch up with each other pretty quick. Most of the things I remembered made me smile, or laugh right out loud. As we're all in tears, with our hearts broken in tiny pieces, we're all gonna think of Tom at some point, and he'll crack us up. And that's how he'd like it, huh? Thinking about him today, and all his fabulous songs, I wanted to sing one for him. It turned out to be The Lovesick Blues, 'cause he surely did have a georgous yodel. kathy kallick aka redshirt


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: open mike
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 01:00 AM

that is so difficult...
wouldn't it be wonderful if the
transplant recipients suddenly
begin to sing and play music


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: GUEST,SunnySister
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 01:18 AM

I'm so terribly sorry. I was hoping for better news.

I can tell from your writings that Tom was a special man. I just wanted to say that since I heard, all of you that love Tom have been in my thoughts and especially Tom and his family.

I will only add that Tom MUST have knew how much he was loved and cared about. The passion of caring for him here has been unmistakable.

Sending my best out at this hard time,
--SunnySister


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 02:22 AM

He's gone and we are the poorer for it. But we are the richer for having known him to begin with.

Stephen Lee


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: suzi
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 04:09 AM

So very sorry to hear that Tom has passed over....love light and vlessings Im sending to his family and many friends, although I never knew Tom myself, he sounded a wonderful man...

Suzi...x


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: MadDawg
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 04:46 AM

37 wonderful years of memories!


My heart is breaking


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: GUEST,Steve Romanoski
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 09:38 AM

I can't ever remember being this sad before. I took out the single tape that I have of Tom and played it last night. His music will live on in many hearts, but that doesn't make it any easier. I'll miss Tom.


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: Scooby Doo
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 09:54 AM

I never have heard of Tom but my thoughts go out to all his friends from across the water here in South Wales,UK.
Scooby


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 11:04 AM

God be good to him, and gentle with his loved ones.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: open mike
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 11:07 AM

perhaps this thread needs to be changed to "obit" sad to say....
i am gonna put on the bryan bowers recording with "dog" on it..
Tom will surely be missed. Our world is better for him having
been in it..


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: GUEST,Mike Lindauer
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 12:45 PM

Such sad news. Tom was a wonderful human being.

The only way for me to deal with this loss is to imagine him jamming with Steve Goodman in Heaven.


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 01:19 PM

Chicago Tribune Blog linking to this thread.


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: GUEST,Eric Zorn
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 01:57 PM

To have your comments reach a larger audience, please add them also to the thread at the Tribune blog (mine) linked above.


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: katlaughing
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 02:28 PM

For a permanent record of the obituary, I am posting it here. Thanks, JacktS and Eric, for the link and listing:

Nancy Emrich sends this obituary and photo along:

Tom Dundee, 59 – Chicago's Own Troubadour of the Heart

    Deep within there is a feeling
    That love and understanding's the door,
    And honesty is the key that was given to you and me
    To open it and so many more. -- Tom Dundee, "A Delicate Balance"

Tom Dundee would be the first to tell you he wasn't a folk singer. (Though that will surprise his worldwide folk audiences.)   

He was a singer songwriter.   

Better yet he was Chicago's truth teller. Never stridently, rarely loudly. He whispered the news of our lives that really mattered. It was musical poetry mixed with candor, astute humor, understating – always -- his immense musical skill.

You won't find a website for Tom Dundee. Maybe another line from his best known song "A Delicate Balance" covers the way Tom saw the world. "To worry does nothing but steals from the loving and robs from the pleasure that's there."

And so he didn't worry his career along. He let it unfold. A staple of the Chicago music scene since the 1960's, his four decades performing built sustainable loyalty in his audiences. A private party gig in Montana grew into a nine year annual event.

A house concert in Wilmette became an annual festival. A single word placed carefully about the quality of a young singer sparked a band and a CD. A troupe of Chicagoans followed him at every local gig. The songs bore repetition well and his intelligence and curiosity fed his patter between songs. His songs spoke of friendship and he lived it.

A lifelong friend of Earl Pionke, "The Earl of Old Town," Dundee was part of the core of singer songwriters who created the Old Town scene in Chicago in the 1970's: Steve Goodman, John Prine, Fred Holstein, Michael Smith. The famous clubs of the time Holstein's, Wise Fools and Somebody's Else's Troubles formed the backdrop for the music and humor and the life of the Chicago music community.

Tom Dundee knew how to connect the dots. Someone here, someone there, a dash of Dundee and things began to happen. His caring for his audiences enfolded them early in the evening and then, carried by his guitar, songs, stories and humor, the audience would leave wanting more.

His gossamer songwriting touch and master musicianship built him a career touring nationally, and in Europe. He lived and worked variously in New Mexico, California, Nevada, Washington State. His twang and country music lilt developed while he was in Nashville where he eventually recorded his self-named CD and Lyfe Tyme Arhyme both produced by Mark Elliott for Flyte Records.

But he was Chicago born and bred, returning here after every loop of adventure and performances. In recent years Tom was a touring member of the Weavers tribute group "Weavermania." Where he worked with Michael Smith, Barbara Barrow, Mark Dvorak, Chris Walz and others.

When he was off stage, Dundee's quiet attention to detail often placed him in the seat behind the sound board helping friends sound better or sometimes he would use his carpentering skills to build a speaker rack in a venue or a client's deck. He'd turn up unexpectedly to ask a question and stay to solve a problem that interested him. All the while his records quietly sold, his songs inspired public sculpture, his tunes played on elevators across the world.

Dundee's most recent project was the show called "Somebody Else's Troubles," a showcase of the established musicians from Jim Craig, Kat Eggleston, Corky Seigel and James Lee Stanley blended with newer talent that he thought deserved attention like Donna Adler and Gabrielle Schafer. This show was presented in various venues like the Folk Series at Bill's Blues in Evanston and Lilly's on Lincoln over the past three years.

But it all stopped last weekend after a motorcycle accident early Saturday morning and Dundee's death April 18th from resulting complications.   A musical memorial tribute evening is planned on a date to be announced. He is survived by his partner Rhonda Perkins and several cousins.


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 02:33 PM

Art and all, I'm so sorry to read of your friend's passing. Thanks for the link back to the blog (and within that, a link to a new article about Art).

SRS


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Subject: RE: Tom Dundee injured - passed away (April 2006)
From: Willie-O
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 03:11 PM

Y,know, I read all these obit threads and never know what to say. Except, looks like another good man done gone.

To his friends: Hold him in your hearts, he lives there still.

Bill


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