Sad news to report as Harvey Danger founding bassist Aaron Huffman has passed away. His former bandmate Sean Nelson revealed the news that Huffman died on March 6th of respiratory failure following a long illness. Nelson says that Huffman passed away surrounded by his family and those who loved him, and was not in pain.
The band that would become Harvey Danger was founded in 1992, and they split up in 2009.
“I’ve often said that Aaron’s distinctive distorted bass, which he often employed as a melodic lead instrument, was the signature element of the band’s sound,” Nelson stated in a tribute, later adding, “Aaron dedicated so much of his life to making music and art, and though he liked when people liked it, what really meant the most to him was that his work be part of the fabric of the city. He drew essential life force from the rhythms and pleasures of Seattle, from the friendships he made while walking its sidewalks, drinking its drinks, seeing its art, reading its comics, hearing its music. The homemade subcultural life here in the early ’90s drew Aaron out of his intense shyness, and gave him a model for emerging as the smart, funny, gentle, discerning artist, husband and father he became.”
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