We lost the young, hilarious, say-it-like-it-is, incredibly musical bass player/singer, Ben Rougeou last night. He was surrounded by family and friends and passed away just before we went on stage at The Buffalo Gap. But I was happy to see that they still had one of our posters on the ceiling so I could point him out as we dedicated Shoes to Fill to him. Although that was the only song on our album in which his bass part was recorded, Ben's ideas and creativity played a strong role on the entire album. Ben's life was short, but full of music, laughter and gentle kindness. We will miss you, Ben! Here are some of our favorite pictures with him.