VAIL, Colorado — The pandemic sweeping the nation has claimed the life of a Vail musical icon.
Rod Powell, who delighted apres-ski crowds for decades in Vail with his musical talents, died from complications from coronavirus.
“Rod Powell was a legend in Vail and brought joy to so many over his tenure as Vail’s #1 Entertainer,” Shannon Tanner, his longtime friend and fellow musician said in a mass email.
Powell, who played for decades at Pepi’s and other watering holes around Vail, was the first to welcome Tanner as a “kid entertainer” from South Carolina.
“I learned much from Rod Powell … his friendship I treasured. There is a Hole in the World today,” Tanner said.
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