Yesterday January 12, 2016 we lost another musician in the Cincinnati music community. Ken ‘Big Bamn’ Smith has passed on resulting from injuries suffered from a car accident on I-75. Big Bamn has performed with Bootsy Collins, Kelly Richey and currently was the drummer for Freekbass & The Bump Assembly. The following are words about Big Bamn from Freekbass himself:
“My heart and soul are broken today. Yesterday we lost one of the best friends, best drummers , and best souls I have ever known. I am an only child, but Bamn made me feel like I had a real brother that I could share anything with. For anyone that was lucky enough to meet him, everything you saw was 100% genuine. He loved and was full of life more than anyone I know. Please pray for him, his wife and children. He was an inspiration and a very bright light to anyone he touched. I love you man…you will always be with me.”
Below are photos that I have taken of Big Bamn from his time with Kelly Richey and Freekbass.