Sarah Papenheim was an angel on earth. She was the sweetest girl you’d ever meet with a smile that could light up any room. She was also quite the drummer who loved her craft and playing. I was honored to call her a friend. Sarah was studying psychology in Europe. Her intent was to help others especially those with mental illness. Just a few short days ago, this 21 year old beautiful soul was murdered. Her passing has shaken my very soul and has broke the hearts of the Twin Cities music scene. Her story has touched all who knew her and those who did not. It is truly tragic. The sad truth is her parents cannot afford to bring her body home and have a mountain of expenses due to this unfortunate circumstance. I reach out to you, my friends, fans and all who have come across my site to help if you can. Any little bit is appreciated. She was a good one. Please help her family in their time of need. Also, make sure you let those you hold close how much you love them and how much they mean to you. Below is a link to a GoFundMe page for the family. Thank you.
Ken Valdez will be joining the legendary Billy F. Gibbons of Rock N Roll Hall Of Famers ZZ Top in select cities on his “Big Bad Blues” tour! Click on the SHOWS tab to see dates and cities. You won’t want to miss this!