Folk Singer Al Grierson Dies in Texas Flood

Texas-based singer-songwriter Al Grierson, known as the “Poet Laureate of Luckenbach,” died Thursday (Nov. 2) after he was swept away in a Texas flood. Grierson’s pickup truck stalled in high water on a rural road three miles from Luckenbach, CNN.com reports. When he stepped out of his pickup and into the water, he was swept away. Rescue teams found his body Friday morning, about two miles from where he had left the truck. Canadian-born Grierson, 52, was a regular at the renowned Kerrville Folk Festival and a former guest on National Public Radio’s River City Folk program. In 1995, the singer/songwriter released his debut album, Things that Never Added Up to Me, on his own Folkin’ Eh label.