BY ANDY DOERSCHUK
PHOTO BY ED STEELE
Police in Little Rock, Arkansas are searching for Joe Cripps, the former percussionist with Brave Combo, who has been missing for the past month.
Last seen on October 19 at a tavern in in Little Rock, Cripps failed to show up for a gig the following night. According to his brother James during an interview with Little Rock TV station KARK, it was unlike Cripps to miss a show knowingly. He added that his brother didn’t even own a car, so he couldn’t have gone too far from home. Cripps’ phone has been disconnected for weeks, and his blood pressure medication was found in his apartment.
Cripps played on two Grammy-winning albums by Brave Combo, and has also worked with Bowling For Soup, Two Car Garage, and former Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin.