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    Jul 29, 2013

    Losing JJ Cale is losing an American musical treasure.  Always under the radar, he has been, and will always be, a huge inspiration to me and the band.

     

    Luckily, I had the pleasure of playing with him several times.  He was always gracious and treated me like a friend.

     

    Whenever I listen to music, it is nearly always one of his records.  He had a gift for the sweetest groove, the sweetest guitar phrase, and the coolest lyrics- understated, but deep.  "I'm not a homeless man - I'm a gypsy by trade and I'm traveling this land" is one of my favorites.

     

    His guitar tone and touch were magical in their simplicity.

     

    I will miss him terribly, but I cherish all the music he left for us.

     

    Thanks, JJ, we love you. 

     

    -Mike Campbell, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

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on July 29, 2013

Losing JJ Cale is losing an American musical treasure.  Always under the radar, he has been, and will always be, a huge inspiration to me and the band.

 

Luckily, I had the pleasure of playing with him several times.  He was always gracious and treated me like a friend.

 

Whenever I listen to music, it is nearly always one of his records.  He had a gift for the sweetest groove, the sweetest guitar phrase, and the coolest lyrics- understated, but deep.  "I'm not a homeless man - I'm a gypsy by trade and I'm traveling this land" is one of my favorites.

 

His guitar tone and touch were magical in their simplicity.

 

I will miss him terribly, but I cherish all the music he left for us.

 

Thanks, JJ, we love you. 

 

-Mike Campbell, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

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