News & Tribute: Back Beat Seattle Writer Chris Senn Passes Away

Chris Senn & Willie “Big Eyes” Smith – 2010

I just received the news from a fellow photographer/writer, Xander Deccio, that writer – and our friend – Chris Senn passed away this morning. Senn, a talented and informed music journalist, began writing for Back Beat Seattle in 2010. Whether he was reviewing Eric Clapton’s KeyArena show, Huey Lewis and the News at the Zoo, or bringing an insider’s view of an Amazon Holiday party featuring Imagine Dragons, he always brought a considerate and intelligent approach to music coverage. He was also a champion of local artists such as Cody Beebe and the Crooks.

Senn’s positivity in life inspired me. He was a flexible thinker. As he fought against cancer, I know that he maintained an interest in and love of music, and branched out with Seattle Music Insider as well.

I am honored to have worked with Chris, and count myself lucky to have had him on the team. Thank you, Chris! And to your family and friends: so sorry you have lost such a wonderful person.

You can read lots of Chris’ work on BBS by following this link. I have also selected a few pieces on a special page to feature his articles.