It is with heartfelt sympathy and sorrow that we announce the untimely passing of our dear friend and former Sunblind Lion keyboardist, Richard “Dixie” Colbath, Jr., who passed away on May 31, 2020. Dick joined Sunblind Lion in late 1976 and performed with the band until April 1980. During that time, in addition to playing many gigs with SBL, Dick also performed on the albums Above and Beyond and Live Lion. Dick also co-wrote several songs for the band, and his expertise on piano, Hammond organ, and various electronic keyboards helped create a distinct flavor on both the albums and the band in general. Dick was a kind man with a gentle spirit and an infectious sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by everyone connected with Sunblind Lion.