James Calvin Wilsey, a stranger to me except through his music, was a master of reverb-drenched timbres, restraint and the wiggle stick. His time on Earth was far too short and ultimately quite tragic.
I wrote this piece as a tribute, a dirge to mark his passing on December 24, 2018. I had been looking forward to his second solo album for what seems like forever. The title of my tribute is, “The USS James Calvin Wilsey.”