Dan Hosker Music Continuum

Published on November 22nd, 2013

DAN1On Saturday May 19, 2012, our friend Dan Hosker – local musician beloved by so many in the South Florida original music scene – was in a tragic accident driving home from a gig. At Broward General Hospital his body fought hard for three months, but his injuries were too great and on Saturday August 11, 2012 he passed away. A fixture of the local music scene for over 20 years, Dan played with the Holy Terrors, Harry Pussy, The Bikes, Boise Bob & His Backyard Band, Mr Entertainment & the Pookiesmackers, Aquafly, The Girls Named Lourdes, Underskor… and dozens more.

As devastating a loss as this was to his friends and family, we all vowed to keep the memory of this very special person alive. Towards that end, his sister Chris started a music scholarship in Dan’s name at their high school in Danvers, MA. In December last year around Dan’s birthday we held the first show for this cause, and the Dan Hosker Music Continuum was born. Each year, two deserving students with a passion for music will receive a scholarship of $500 to further their musical pursuits. The first two prizes were awarded this past June, and this will be the second school year that the Continuum scholarship will be awarded to two deserving students at Dan’s alma mater, Bishop Fenwick.

The second annual Dan Hosker Music Continuum is scheduled for Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 7 & 8. Once again it will be held at Churchillís in Miami (Dan’s musical home-away-from-home for many years), and this year’s Continuum is going to be a little different: This year, participating musicians and bands will be asked to collaborate with OTHER musicians/bands they might not normally play with in a kind of musical mash-up that should certainly make things very interesting and will definitely be in the spirit of Dan, who was always looking to expand his musical horizons.

More info on the line-up for this year’s show and info on donating to the Continuum can be found online at www.facebook.com/DanHoskerMusicContinuum

We hope you can make it out to help us honor and remember the life of someone who made a difference in the lives of so many of us – and can now continue to make a difference in the lives of future musicians.

~Rob Elba