jessi zazu from those darlins died two weeks ago

i went to write something the day she died but couldn’t

i always gave her books whenever i saw her, usually around christmas

the last time i saw her was in austin a few years ago, which is where i had met her in 2012

i was helping her carry equipment to the van, and she said “oh hey. i finished ‘bluebeard’ by the way. it was really good. thanks again”

she and the rest of the band had to leave in a hurry . . . they had a midnight flight to europe. i hugged her and said good-bye

jessi was a beautiful person. she was always very nice to me. i once gave her a letter in nashville saying as much

rest in peace, jessi