One hell of a man: Brent Grulke

Brent on tour, straightening shit out. Photo by Pat BlashillOur friend Brent Grulke died Monday. I say “our friend” rather than “my friend” because, more than anyone I’ve ever known, Brent’s friendship was the bond that defined and connected a large, diverse tribe. With his death affecting so many so profoundly, it’s hard to fathom the sense of loss felt by those who loved him most, his beautiful wife and son. 

In writing this obituary, Texas Monthly contributing editor Michael Hall somehow managed to write through the grief of losing a best friend to convey as true an essence of the man as words could ever be expected to.