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Louisville's Tim Krekel Dies At 58

Local musician and songwriter Tim Krekelhas died after a brief illness. He was 58.    

Krekel was based in his hometown of Louisville but received national acclaim for his solo work, which included nine albums, and collaborations with other musicians. His songs were recorded by artists such as Delbert McClinton, Martina McBride, Patty Loveless, Lonnie Mack and B.J.Thomas.His career also included stints as guitarist in Jimmy Buffett's band in the 1970s and 80s.Funeral arrangements were incomplete Wednesday afternoon.A musical tribute to Tim Krekel can be heard Thursday on our sister station, 91.9 WFPK.(Photo from www.myspace.com/timkrekel)

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." Email Rick at rhowlett@lpm.org.