(I also posted this at another blog...)
One of my favorite musicians in the Chicago bar band scene was bass
player Tom "Pickles" Piekarski. Besides playing with John Prine, he
also played with the Famous Potatoes, Mike Jordan and the Rockamatics,
Betsy and the Boneshakers, and finally, The Bad Examples.
I loved watching him, listening to him, and talking with him between
sets and after or before shows. Pickles always had time and interest in
chatting with people.
Here's the obit from the Chicago Sun-Times: The Tasty Force of Tom Piekarski