Dear friends and family of Welcome Drive,

We have suffered a great loss. On February 18th, our brother, band mate, and inspiration in all things musical and in life, Tom Koch, passed away. 

We all knew this was coming, but that does nothing to soften the blow; the shock, pain and emptiness that we all feel.

Tom was our musical conscience in so many ways, and to the very end he always left us with one marching order: “Keep having fun!”

So this is for you, Tom. And for the rest of us, your music and inspiration will live on forever.

We love you.

We will never forget you.

Welcome Drive

A message from Al:

A good friend, Dick Draheim passed away earlier this year.  He was a logger and an avid antique bottle hunter and collector.  Dick had very close ties to Baystock.  He was one of the first friends I made when I moved to Bayfield in 1978.  He was at all the early Baystocks and did a lot of work.  When Baystock moved from my house, Dick hosted Baystock at his farm on Stage Road for two years.  During that time, we looked for a new place in the woods.  Dick and I found Baystock land while cross country skiing in the spring.  We knew as soon as we saw the bowl that this was the perfect place.  So thank you, Dick.  You are greatly missed.

Dye, Gerald Alan of Wayzata, passed away at age 66 on Sunday, 11/8/15 at the Minneapolis VA Hospital. After an 18 month battle with Pancreatic Cancer, Jerry died peacefully. Jerry is survived by his older brother Glen Dye and significant other, Kathy “Sunky” Conner and was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Gertrude Dye. Jerry was a life-long skier, with annual visits to Alta and Snowbird Utah. He was an accomplished musician and all those who knew him were continually impressed by his graciousness, his mild personality, and his passion for music. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Friday, November 20, 2015, at Lakewood Cemetery, 3600 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408. A reception will be held at a private residence following the service. In lieu of flowers, we prefer that memorials go to SSVF (Supportive Services for Veterans Families).

Jerry Dye Tribute. Thanks Don:

Jerry Dye sings Willin’ at Baystock 2015

Jerry Dye sings Seeds and Stems Friday Night Baystock 2015

Jerry Dye sings Seeds and Stems Blues Again Saturday night

Baystock 2015

Jerry Dye sings Ripple at Baystock 2015

Jerry Dye sings Buffalo Women at Baystock 2015

Dave will be greatly missed, at Baystock, and everywhere else, he made a connection. Rest in peace, our friend! 

Dave Sky at Baystock, 2013

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