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Steve Morse: notes from the road

Steve Morse

Steve has posted a very emotional issue of the regular “notes from the road” column on his web site. He talks about his father passing away, death of Brad Delp of Boston fame and his son Kevin jamming with Rod Morgenstein.

Read the notes from the road.

Thanks to Daniel Bengtsson for the info.

On a side note, Boston were very big commercially in the United States and are scheduled to headline over Deep Purple at the Rock Fest 2007 in Cadott, Wisconsin on July 19.



16 Comments to “Steve Morse: notes from the road”:

  1. 1
    Tom Green says:

    Very sad news to hear.

  2. 2
    Jeff Summers says:

    Very sad news about Steve’s Dad and Brad Delp…I hope writing the message helped Steve in some way!!

  3. 3
    Rikk Desgres says:

    Steve, I am very sorry for you loss.

  4. 4
    Allen Crumm says:

    Steve,

    Very sorry for your loss and the passing of Brad Delp. Having lost both parents, I know what you are going through. Best wishes & prayers to you and your family.

  5. 5
    Gina Smith says:

    I’m sorry for your loss Steve. My prayers are with you and your family

  6. 6
    Ray Marschke says:

    Steve…Sorry about the loss of your dad….He is looking down on you with a bright smile…

  7. 7
    Joe Miller says:

    Steve,

    I’m sure that your Dad watched you grow and succeed with pride and a smile. My wife and I had the oppurtunity to meet you at a deep purple show in Connecticut and you were a gracious host. My father always said that you can tell the mark of a great man by the children he raised. Your father I’m sure was very proud. Our prayers are with you Steve.

  8. 8
    Craig Storey says:

    It is never easy to lose a loved family member or friend, and cannot be under estimated in any way. I hope you can remember the good times brightly !

  9. 9
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Hi Steve,

    you have made a hard but the right decision to be by your dad. Your dad should rest in peace now knowing all his family were next to him.
    Your dad last moments should give lots power and wisdom for the future.

    See you in Brighton in April with the other four giants from deep purple.

  10. 10
    Pat Stratton says:

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. It is moments like this that help me to better understand life.

  11. 11
    keith anderson says:

    here here ! To your father! what a wonderful son he rasied. thank him for his love and teachings as they will live through you Steve ! God Bless.

  12. 12
    Colin Hadden says:

    Steve,

    My thoughts go to you, knowing what it is like to lose your father.

    Looking at what you have achieved, both professionally and as a wonderfully incredible human being he must have been one of the proudest people on the planet. And from the sound of things the achievements and feelings go both ways.

    Stay cool, think of the good times and remember your fans feel your loss as well.

  13. 13
    Bob Barfield says:

    Steve,

    Just read about the loss of your Dad. My “Old Man” passed away last October it leaves such a hole – you just believe that they are going to be there forever.

    Dad…so many images come to mind
    whenever I speak your name
    It seems without you in my life
    things have never been the same.

    What happended to those lazy days
    when I was just a child
    When my life was consummed in you
    in your love, and in your smile.

    What happened to all those times
    when I always looked at you,
    No matter what happened in my life
    you could make my gray skies blue.

    Dad, some days I hear you voice
    and turn to see your face,
    yet in my turning…it seems
    the sound has been erased.

    Dad, who will I turn to for answers
    when life does not make sense,
    Who will be there to hold me close
    when the pieces just don’t fit.

    Oh Dad, if I could turn back time
    and once more hear your voice,
    I’d tell you that out of all the dads
    you would still bee my chioce.

    Please always know I love you
    and no one can take your place,
    Years may come and go
    but your memory will never be ereased.

    Today, Jesus, as You are listending
    in your home above,
    Would you go and find my Dad
    and give him all my love.

  14. 14
    George Fertakis says:

    Steve,
    I´m really sorry to hear about your loss. Your music has always made me feel better, even at times when I had to deal with either thè loss or serious medical conditions of immediate family members. My best wishes to you and your family.

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    BILL MAJOR says:

    I’VE A HUGE FAN OF YOURS FOR 30 YEARS SINCE THE FIRST TIME I HEARD FREE FALL AND A GIGANTIC PURPLE FAN SINCE ’70. SO WHEN MY BUDDY HANDED ME A MAGAZINE IN ’95 SAYING YOU WERE JOINING THE PURPS IT WAS FANTASTIC. I’VE MET YOU TWICE AT THE VARIETY IN ATLANTA AND I’VE SEEN YOU WITH PURPLE 3 TIMES AND I’VE NEVER SEEN YOU WITHOUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE. MY PARENTS ARE GONE SO I KNOW HOW HARD THIS IS. IT WILL ALL COME BACK TO YOU. DON’T RUSH. MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES AND THANKS FOR EVERYTHING.
    BILL MAJOR
    DAWSONVILLE, GA.

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    John Shackleton says:

    Steve,

    Just an additional and belated note from me, a DP fan from Melbourne Australia, and a believer. I saw the ’99 show the band played at Flinders Park (may have been called the Melbourne Tennis Centre then) and also saw the band way before your time, at the Sunbury festival outside Melboune in January ’75, (circa David Coverdale and Ritchie). So, yes, I’m that old!

    I have watched the DVD made of the Melbourne ’99 show a number of times and have been intruiged by the choice of content in your solo spot as you “bow” through some quiet, reverential passages with the pick and volume knob. Sure wish I had one fingernail of your talent when I play in my church band!

    But specifically, I am sure I hear phrases from a familair hymn or two, such as the John Bunyan piece “To Be A Pilgrim”. Now I see where that is coming from, as I read of your Dad’s devotion to his faith, his giving nature, and of the high regard his pastors had for him.

    My 84 y.o. Mum went to be with her Lord in February this year. So I have some idea of what you have gone through. As I write, I’m wrestling musically with a piece I’m striving to write and record at home in memorium to her. You don’t need me to tell you that music is a spiritual language that deals with deep matters of the soul.

    My best wished to you as you deal with your families loss- and your Dad’s great gain. I’ll be praying for you and your family tonight.

    John Shackleton

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