RIP Kevin O’Meara

Percussionist Kevin O’Meara, 40, has died. O’Meara was an active member of various music communities in the Baltimore-Washington area and was notable for playing with Baltimore’s Dan Deacon Ensemble and with DC area improvisational group Colla Parte. He played live dates and recorded with both groups, appearing on the Deacon ensemble’s recordings “Bromst” and “America” and on Colla Parte’s “Periplus” and “Sound Is Invisible Color.” In addition to performing in twenty-one countries, he was a member of Baltimore’s art and performance collective Wham City and created visual art as well as music. In recent years he lived in West Virginia, Hawaii, and Maine as well as in Baltimore.