Arts
7:31 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Remembering William "Paco" Strickland

Paco
Paco

Local flamenco guitarist William "Paco" Strickland passed away Monday afternoon.  He had been battling cancer for the better part of 5 years.  Having been the host of Flamenco Cafe, a program carried on WHQR for more than 15 years, Paco was part of the WHQR family and a great friend to all who were lucky enough to know him.  Four years ago today, Paco performed on the program Soup to Nuts Live in the WHQR gallery.  In remembrance of Paco, we have a clip from that performance in which George Scheibner asks Paco about his cancer and how it was impacting his life at the time.  Additionally, I sat down with George and Jemila Ericson to reminisce about Paco.  They're the two people at the station who probably knew him best.