It is with a great sadness that I write this. Today I learned of the death of a old friend of mine. David R. Gallupe is gone. David was probably the best guitar player I was ever lucky enough to have played with. In the early 70s we were in a band called "The Players", but David's story started long before that. We had both started playing music at a very young age. I had a bit of talent but David was a musical genius. With his fingers on a fret board, he could play anything from Mozart to the most blistering blues and everything in between. He was so much more than just a "Player" of music. He was music. David leaves behind his wife Tami, Palmer, his son and his daughter Jamie. I know David, somewhere your guitar gently weeps. June 18, 2016