NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Singer-songwriter Dave Cloud, best known as the frontman for the Nashville-based band The Gospel of Power, died on February 18th of an undisclosed illness. He was 58 at the time of his passing.
A native of Nashville, Cloud formed several bands, including the punk group The Psychotic Night Auditors and the Cruel Oval Brown Stomachs before launching the experimental garage rock group Dave Cloud & The Gospel of Power in 1996.
The group, formed from a confederation of Nashville musicians, released several albums and toured Europe in 2006 after UK label Fire Records re-released Cloud's entire catalog as the double-CD Napoleon of Temperance.
In addition to his music, Cloud was noted for his community service in Nashville, serving as a volunteer book reader for visually impaired persons, and for recording thousands of hours of audio books and magazines he Nashville Talking Library.
A post on Cloud's website said: "It is with great sadness that we announce that Dave Cloud passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2015, after an illness. We extend our sympathies to Dave's family and our gratitude to the many friends and fans who supported Dave during his life. Our lives were enriched by his humor, generosity and gentle spirit." – Staff Writers