I was really hoping it wasn’t true, but I guess it is. I am filled with gratitude for all you have given the world.
I will cherish all the time and info you were gracious enough to share with me and I’m renewing my commitment to preserving the legacy of Black American music you worked so tirelessly to uphold.
Fly, Byrd, Fly…
– Nicholas Payton aka The Savior of Archaic Pop