Jay Bennett of Wilco, R.I.P.


Guitarist, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Jay Bennett – formerly of indie band Wilco – died of unknown causes Sunday at age 45.   He was best known for his work in (and for his acrimonious departure from) Wilco.  In fact, in recent weeks Bennett filed suit against the band, claiming it owes him royalty payments.  Bennett played on five albums including the acclaimed Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002) and appeared in the You’re Trying to Break My Heart documentary.  He also recorded some pretty good solo albums, one of which can be downloaded here for free.

Los Angeles Times story on Jay Bennett death

Obituary from the Chicago Tribune

MP3: “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart” by Wilco

MP3: “A Shot In The Arm” by Wilco

MP3: “Far, Far Away” by Wilco

MP3: “Ashes of American Flags” by Wilco

MP3: “Replace You” by Jay Bennett

MP3: “Little Blue Pills” by Jay Bennett

Jay Bennett’s MySpace page

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