|Was thinking of a night in Gadsden, when Bup was still with us, and a private little conversation we had. I dont think he would mind if I shared a bit of it here...|
...I remember Bup pulling me aside at a Jam For Duane, he felt compelled to tell me how much he loved Brent and how proud he was of him.
It was a glorious Alabama night, crisp and cool, we had just walked from one venue to another , when Bup grabbed me by the arm, saying he had something to tell me.
At first I felt a bit frightened, he seemed so serious, he had an odd look in his eye. I couldn't imagine what he was about to tell me.
Then he blurted out how much he admired Brent, he wanted others to know the kind of man , the kind of family the Sibleys were. It was very important to Bup.
He went on to tell me how Brent had been Daddy and Mama to the children, raising them as a single Father, and what a great job he had done.
I remember Bup waving his arm over the crowd, pointing out how many of the local folks had attended, for the love of the Sibley family.
We laughed together happily watching Brent welcoming a table of elderly ladies , delicate, fine women, with snow white hair.
They clearly had no idea who Duane Allman was, but were glowing while Brent took their frail hands in his , and bent down to kiss each of their cheeks and thank them for coming. They all asked after Forrest, Alabama's hometown hero. Brent was purely beaming with pride and love , as were the little ladies.
At the time it seemed a small, personal thing, but now I cant get it out of my head.
For those who have not had the pleasure of meeting Brent other than online, he is the real deal, as I know you all must imagine .
As I continue praying Brent can find peace at this terrible time, Im remembering how Bup told me Brent was everything to the children, and they were everything to Brent .
|oh no..Kevin and I love Brent so much. am at a loss..devastating news |
from L.I. New York
| sending my deepest condolences out to Brent and his family on the loss of his son Forrest who was killed in Afghanistan |
This is the saddest news ,my heart is breaking for Brent . He was A very proud father so so sad indeed.
Much love sent to him and Jordan at this most difficult time
from Big Sky
the circle keeps turning, doesn't always feel good. He was a real energy force in the "Old Guest Book" and a positive one. RIP.
It's a mean ol' world, get a map......
|RIP Lammie....very sad indeed|
|RIP Lammie!! Gone too soon....EAPFP |
from Hot Lanta
|Deeply saddened by the passing of a great man and musician Mike Lambert. I was fortunate to spend time with him and his family in Jermyn, PA, and his generosity and compassion towards me was second to none. I was invited to holidays and treated like Uncle Barry with Marty giving up his bedroom to me for the couch, and Frankie snuggling up with me all night, bruising my ribs. |
Mike's compassion helped get me through some emotionally tough times, and I just remember him urging me "Hang out and relax here, Mi Casa is su Casa".
I have so many smiles in my memory from the fun music we would make in the nut hut, and then in the basement of the new house and can thank Lammie for many of the guest book friendships that were forged through his LamJam.
I feel like I have lost not only a close friend but a family member. Prayers to Ang, Marty, Helen and the entire family, and I know Lammie is already bugging Duane to switch to Open G for slide.
from new york
|Prayers and positive vibes to the family . LamDog was one of the first brothers I had ever met in this great exteded family. He will be missed. RIP brother. |
|so sad |
Love and prayers for the family
from Norwich, New York
|Oh my God. Lammie was such a great guy. Sending love from Marsha and me to his family.|
The LamJam I attended many years ago was a wonderful day, with so many friends. Thanks, Lammie, for having us there. You were such a gracious host.
And those Beacon Hotel jams before the shows were something else....with Bucca Bob, Easy Michael, and many others, and Oteil, remember? Special times with special people.
from West Hartford,Ct.
|Shocked to read the sad news about Lammie. May he rest in peace|
from Long Island
|RIP Mike Lamdog Lambert.|
You were someone I admired, having all the qualities I would aspire to myself.
"There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson."