I was saddened to learn yesterday that Robin Rogers has died. She was told she had a year to live, and only lived for three months, dying from liver cancer yesterday at her home in North Carolina. I won’t join the pile of people who are claiming to have been old friends with her. I only met the woman once, at Tampa Bay Blues Festival in 2009. But she threw her arm around me and treated me like an old friend, because I’d played in a band once with her husband, Tony. From what I hear, there are lots of stories like that. Everyone who ever met Robin Rogers immediately thought of her as a friend.