This past weekend, friends, family and colleagues of Ikey Owens gathered at Third Man Records to celebrate a life well lived. We toasted to Ikey with his cocktail-of-choice (fernet and ginger ale) and swapped stories about Ikey's talent, sense of humor, and misadventures from the road, all while listening to Ikey absolutely destroy the ivories in his recordings with the Mars Volta and the Free Moral Agents. It was hard not to smile being so surrounded by Ikey's musical genius and photos of him enjoying his every moment. We are all so grateful that we were able to make cameos in such a beautiful man's life, and will always cherish the memory of Ikey Owens.
The Ikey Owens Memorial Wall in Long Beach:
A few photos from Ikey's repass at Third Man: