On Wednesday, the world lost a very talented musician and great person when Cave In, Old Man Gloom and Zozobra singer and bassist Caleb Scofield died in a car accident. As donations continue to pour in for his family, some of the bands and musicians that he played in and in his community are paying tribute to him, many while sharing the youcaring account.
Here’s what Cave In offered:
“We are shocked and devastated by the passing of Caleb Scofield. He was one of a kind, our best friend and an unfathomable world of inspiration. Thank you for your support, and for understanding how difficult this is for us. Please donate to his family”
Old Man Gloom:
“We’d like to thank everyone for the kind words coming in. We will have countless words to say, and endless stories to tell in the future, but today we are just trying to keep it together. All I ask is that if Caleb has ever brought you a moment of joy, please follow this link and support his family.”
Converge was very close to Scofield as well, with drummer Nate Newton playing in Old Man Gloom with him:
“How do you sum up someone like Caleb Scofield in a facebook status? We all loved him deeply. We were all truly lucky to call him a friend. We all loved the music he made and we were all inspired by him. The news of his passing is a hard pill to swallow. We will miss him. Rest in peace friend.”
Isis mastermind Aaron Turner was also in Old Man Gloom, and the band offered this statement:
“Yesterday the world lost a very special person: Caleb Scofield. He was deeply important to us as a friend, tour mate, roommate, collaborator and human. He was a great father, a loving husband and his loss will be most deeply felt by his family. His music in his various bands (Cave In, Old Man Gloom, Zozobra), have inspired us and many others, and will continue to do so for years to come. We love you and miss you already Caleb.
A fundraiser for the Scofield family can be accessed via the link in the comments section. For those that are able , and especially those that have been touched by Caleb‘s music and presence over the years, please consider donating. Thank you.”