Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Steve Jacula

I attended a wake last night of someone who died way too young.

His name was Steve Jacula, and he was once a member of the band Landecker & the Legends. If you ever saw us back in the 90s, Steve was our bass player. He had big poofy salt and pepper hair and a perpetual smile. (He's the one on the far left on the album cover)

He was also the producer of the first five Landecker & the Legends CDs, which were recorded in his Old Plank Studios in Naperville.

Steve had been fighting health issues for years, but no one foresaw his sudden death at the age of 55. In fact, I had just gotten back in touch with him about ten days ago on Facebook.

I'll always remember him as a gentle soul, a musical genius, and one of the nicest people I've ever known.

RIP, Steve. You will be missed.