Amp Fiddler, Detroit Keyboardist, Died at 65

Amp Fiddler Died
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American singer, songwriter, keyboardist, and record producer from Detroit, Michigan, Amp Fiddler died at the age of 65. His family confirmed the news.

The singer, keyboardist, and producer worked with P-Funk, J Dilla, and Moodymann in a career that spanned musical generations. His musical styles included funk, soul, dance, and electronica music.

His family wrote, “We face the insurmountable responsibility of sharing the passing of Joseph “Amp” Fiddler. Our beloved “Amp” Fiddler, Detroit’s own world-renowned ambassador of funk, soul, & electronic music, keyboardist, producer, Afro-futurist, and guiding force of light for so many, has transitioned at the age of 65. After an extensive and noble battle with cancer, he now gracefully rests in peace and power.

It would be impossible to encapsulate the gravity of his energy, global impact & contributions. His life’s work, legacy, & most importantly…his LOVE…will far exceed his earthly presence. How blessed are we, to have experienced Amp Fiddler in this lifetime?

A beautiful spirit & gift of light…”

He was probably best known for his contributions to the band Enchantment, and as part of George Clinton’s Parliament and Funkadelic groups from 1985 until 1996. His first solo album Waltz of a Ghetto Fly was released on March 9, 2004. His most recent album, Amp Dog Knights, was released in 2017.

Amp Fiddler, Detroit Keyboardist, Died at 65