Tragic news about 17-year-old double bassist Draylen Mason:

17 year old African-American double bassist Draylen Mason has been killed – following a series of package bomb explosions in Austin, Texas, United States.

An honour roll bass student at the East Austin College Prep, where he studied with William Bill Dick, Mason was a member of the Interlochen Center for the Arts, the Austin Youth Orchestra and the Austin Soundwaves.

Read the complete story here.  Our hearts go out to Draylen and his family.