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Re: Wilmers Park contact
Posted by Justin Gibbs on September 26, 2006, 2:54 pm, in reply to "Re: Wilmers Park contact"
Ben Gibbs or Raccoon died on Saturday Sept. 23 2006. We don't yet know the exact |
cause of death. An autopsy was done today.
I happened to be in Virginia at the time, so have extended the time I am
The funeral will be on Sat. Sept. 30 2006 in Front Royal at St. John's
Catholic Church, and burial will be at the family cemetery at Linden.
Please keep my family in your prayers. Hunter was only 42.
If you are so moved, donations can be made to Catholic Relief Services,
P.O. Box 17152, Baltimore MD 21297-1152. Phone: 866 608 5978. Hunter's
full name is: Benjamin Hunter Mark Gibbs. He was also known as Raccoon.
: Relix Magazine 1991 Issue: 18-2 Column: TOO
: NEW TO BE KNOWN - Relix Magazine, Music for
: the Mind - Information on the Gr One of the
: most interesting folk artists to come along
: in a long while is Ben Gibbs, who is better
: known as Raccoon. He wrote and sang
: "Yahweh Sunshine" by Jello on the
: Relix Bay Rock Sampler The Lost Boys #3.
: Gibbs has been playing live for over 10
: years throughout the Midwest, the East
: Coast, and as far off as California. He
: doesn't play bars often, but he does appear
: at lots of open-air gigs and other impromptu
: events. At present, he has a selfproduced
: tape of original songs available called Road
: Kill, performed solo with just acoustic
: guitar backing. Raccoon has a good voice, a
: wry sense of humor, and some great songs
: that should appeal to people who like
: Country Joe McDonald, Woody Guthrie, and
: similar artists. "Rainbow
: Mountain," the title cut, and
: "Buffalo Road" show the more
: poignant side of his writing, while
: "Sit 'n' Think 'n,"' the superb
: "Six Pack Heart Attack," and
: "Ten Little Indians" highlight his
: ability to explore socially conscious topics
: with humorous lyrics. There's also an
: excellent acoustic version of "Yahweh
: Sunshine," and best of all the long
: "Rainbow Warriors." Send $8 to
: Raccoon, Route 1, Box 181, Linden, Virginia
: Thanks Relix!
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: Does anyone know the contact person for
: wilmers park?
: Has it been cleaned up?
: If so...
: I would like to rent it for a weekend.
: I don't know who to contact, but does ANYONE
: reading this remember Raccoon? We're talking
: about the late 1980's/early 1990. He used
: to play festivals there with Solar Circus,
: Jello Boys, etc. I REALLY want to get ahold
: of him or his music. I can be contacted at
: firstname.lastname@example.org. I don't know how
: to make that a link, but I'm sure you can
: figure that all out...
: Thanks to anyone who can help me. I am very
: very very fond of his music.....