On January 25th, the arts community lost Tommy Banks – a remarkable man and renowned musician. The team here at Bent River Records is so fortunate to have worked with such a talented and beloved person. A pillar in Edmonton’s music and arts community, The Honourable Tommy Banks supported the work we have been doing at Bent River by attending our label launch concert in 2017, and he even contributed to a few of the albums we have on the label. He was featured on Mallory Chipman’s debut album Nocturnalize, and executively produced her second album, Rags and Feathers: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen. The BRR team sends their love and thoughts out to his family during this difficult time. There will be a memorial for him at the Winspear Centre on Wednesday, February 14 at 7:00pm to celebrate his life and legacy. Doors open at 5:30pm and it is general admission.
For those of you who did not know Tommy, the following article provides a bit of insight into the impact Tommy Banks had on our community: