Tuesday, November 22, 2005

ROCKOBIT: Chris Whitley

Lead singer with A Noh Rodeo and avant-garde soloist Chris Whitley has died from complications connected to lung cancer.

Whitley's career spanned an encyclopedia of genres, from the pop of the Belgian A Noh Rodeo, through rock and jazz to the rocky version of country blues for which he was best known. In an all-too short life he also managed a four-year gap of druggy introspection and a period busking in New York; his latest album, Reiter In, is due for a US release next month.