Jam-band patriarch Col. Bruce Hampton has died in Atlanta after collapsing onstage during a concert celebrating his 70th birthday.
The surrealist musician, known as the grandfather of the jam-band scene, was performing an encore of his Hampton 70: A Celebration of Col. Bruce Hampton birthday concert at the Fox Theatre when he died.
“After collapsing on stage surrounded by his friends, family, fans and the people he loved Col. Bruce Hampton has passed away. The family is asking for respect and privacy at this difficult time,” the family said in a statement posted on the Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Facebook page. The band was also part of the evening’s lineup.