Nobody who met the late Duane Jarvis stood a chance of forgetting him, especially if they'd played with him. Jarvis' death last month of colon cancer at age 51 brought an outpouring of reminiscences on the web--testimonials to his good nature and much sought-after chops, memories of gigs and travels. He left behind a stellar body of music, not just his first-rate solo albums, but also his guitar work and songwriting with Lucinda Williams, John Prine, Peter Case, Frank Black and many others.
Rosie Flores, one of DJ's many friends and admirers, has helped to assemble a Memorial Day show and barbecue to honor the late musician's memory. Running from 6 p.m. to midnight Monday at The Basement, the event will feature video clips, songs and stories, along with free grilled hot dogs donated by Layla at Hot Diggity Dog. Performers include Flores, Phil Lee, Jim Lauderdale, Joy Lynn White, James Intveld, Chris Scruggs, Billy Block, Irene Kelley, Pat Gallagher, Dave Coleman, and likely some unannounced guests.