This year (2015), we lost two great storytellers. One was my dear friend Jack Nissenson who passed on June 24th. He was being treated for health complications at St. Mary’s hospital when he passed unexpectedly in his sleep. He was 82. This is a recording of the last story he performed in front of an audience.
The other was my friend Brother Bear (Frère Ours) who died suddenly in his sleep in August. He wasn’t a close friend, but we traveled in similar circles and performed together. He was a gentle bon vivant and a brilliant storyteller.
Unfortunately, I could not attend his funeral, but it was recorded and posted on his Facebook page.
A video homage was made of him telling stories, playing music, and singing songs. It represents him pretty well.