Travis Nelsen, batterista degli Okkervil River dal 2003 al 2010, è scomparso lo scorso martedì 7 aprile.

A diffondere la triste notizia la stessa band via instagram. Le cause del decesso non sono state rivelate.

Nelsen si unì alla band nel 2003 suonando nei dischi “Black Sheep Boy” (2005), “The Stage Names” (2007) e “The Stand Ins” (2008) e nell’album collaborazione con Roky Erickson del 2010 (“True Love Cast Out All Evil”).

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Travis Nelsen, Okkervil River’s drummer from 2003-2010, passed away on Tuesday. He was a radiant, hilarious, charismatic, generous, passionate human being with a heart that was completely open and his special power was his ability to wrap his friends in love and to hurl himself out into the world with everything he had. And he played drums like no other person on earth. If you ever saw him play live you remember it – maybe more than anything else about the show. He was very very deeply loved by everyone in the Okkervil River family and by so many others. His family has very generously asked that in his honor you donate to Health Alliance for Austin Musicians or @myhaam, a wonderful organization that offers health care to working musicians living in Austin. The link is in our bio. Please offer your fond memories of Trav below. I know he would have gotten a big kick out of them. Love you forever Big Trav. #riptravisnelsen

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