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Remembering Roz Larman

Wednesday, October 19, 2016  
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Monday, October 10th was met with tremendous sadness when we heard the news of the passing of a dear community member and leader, Roz Larman.

Roz's passing adds to the sense of sadness we all feel at the loss of so many icons and dear friends in our folk community this year.

To share this sense of loss from the FAI Board perspective, below are some words from Dan Navarro, past FAI Board President, and current Board member.

"Roz Larman, and her late husband Howard Larman, were simply the heart and soul of West Coast folk, the music, the scene, its very presence. Their Pacifica radio show ran over 40 years and presented practically everyone in folk-roots-singer-songwriter music, from legends like Tom Paxton, Loudon Wainwright, Jackson Browne, Kate Wolf, Tom Waits and the McGarrigles, to genre-crossers like Peter Case, Dave Alvin and Lucinda Williams, to relative newcomers like Antje Duvekot, Dar Williams the DittyBops, and hundreds more.

Their blessing could, in a single stroke, engender unshakable credibility in artists whose "folkiness" could be considered marginal or tenuous. Indeed, as was uttered more than a few times, if Roz liked it, it was folk. Such was her taste and gravity. While we know the circle of life and art and community will continue to turn, the void her passing leaves can simply never be filled."

Roz's family has set up a gofundme account to help cover funeral expenses. Please consider donating here.

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