Chuckie's Gone

Album: Drinks After Work (2013)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song was written in memory of Toby's bandleader and bassist Chuck Goff, who passed away in 2013. Keith recalled: "He lived here in Oklahoma and died right before those massive tornadoes came through. So I started it out with that. He stood by me on my left for 25 years. 'Your bass is there where you used to stand and even though we got a killer band, I still look up in the middle of the song and realize Chuckie's gone.'"

    The song follows Keith's 2009 cut "Cryin' for Me (Wayman's Song)" in paying tribute to a fallen friend.
  • Keith wrote in the Drinks After Work liner notes: "This album is dedicated in memory of Chuck Goff, our longtime bandleader-bass player,. He will live on forever in our thoughts and in our performances. We miss ya, Shmudlo."

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