http://www.circuscontraption.com/bios.html#Albanese Seattle local bassist, composer, performer Joe Albanese and 6 other people in Seattle, including his long time friend and collaborator Drew Keriakedes were shot yesterday. Joe and Drew both died of their injuries. They were both part of the troupe of a local tradition called "Circus Contraption" as well as what appears to be a nice collection and history of other interesting projects. The senseless shooting took place over breakfast at what has been a great Seattle hangout "Cafe Racer". A horrible day for Seattle and actually it's been a horrible spring in this way. Thought as a bassist, Joe deserved a short obit here. Joe and Drew were the types of people who help make Seattle the cool, arty, eclectic place that it is. They will be missed.