I learned the sad news today that keyboard legend T Lavitz, the accomplished solo artist, educator, and long-time member of the Dixie Dregs, passed away in his sleep on October 7th. He was only 54 years old. Being a major Dreg-head, I've been a big fan of T's for many years. One of the nicest emails I've ever received from an artist was when T wrote me in 2007 to compliment and thank me for a review I'd written for his School Of The Arts album. I then had the pleasure of meeting T at the NAMM show a couple of years later where we had a great chat. T was such a gracious guy, and one of my favorite keyboardists and composers of all time. He had a very distinctive style to both his writing and playing that I really enjoyed. Such a sad loss; he will be sorely missed. My condolences to his family and friends.