Steve Tambone, the drummer of River City Extension, has passed away. You can read a statement from the band below or at their Tumblr
. We are deeply saddened to share the news that our brother and drummer Steve Tambone has passed away.
A boundlessly talented musician with a heart of gold, he could fill a room with smiles and uncontrollable laughter at the drop of a hat if he wanted to, and just as easily fill it with awe at the inconceivable things he could make a drum set say. He was a top-tier multi-instrumentalist with perfect pitch (we tested him) who could always somehow find deep reserves of “chops” on anything he touched, from guitar, piano, and bass to his well-honed mastery of the trombone (Plus, Meghan can vouch for that night on tour he picked up her viola and started playing “Elephant” like he was a First Chair, never having touched the instrument). Through knowing him and having him become a part of our family, we found out things about ourselves and about music that we could have never perceived without his endlessly positive outlook on life and all that music meant to him. We are forever changed for the better for knowing him, and he will live on in everything that we do for the rest of our lives. Our love right now belongs to his family in their time of mourning.
– The River City Extension Family