We were extremely saddened to hear of the passing of our dear friend and colleague, LonPaul Ellrich last week in the early hours of Wednesday May 7th. LP was first introduced to us in the late ’90s as a core member of Marmoset and through the years he produced and played on many Secretly Canadian projects. Though most knew him as an amazingly subtle and musical drummer, LP was very much a swiss army knife. He could sing, play guitar, break out a fucked up keyboard part, it didn’t matter…his primary instrument was his sheer taste in music and unending – sometimes to a fault – need to realize what he was hearing in his brain.
LonPaul, you’re brutally honest, totally endearing, and always inspiring, we’ll miss you.
Services will be Wednesday May 14 at Crown Hill Funeral Home in Indianapolis.
Calling at 5:30pm with the Memorial Service immediately following at 6:30pm.
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Hear a rare glimpse of LP singing on “Peace In The Valley” from Marmoset’s Today Its You album: