Brian Philhower’s Last Ride


It was March of 2015. The South By Southwest (SXSW) festival was in full swing, and the indie band Rubblebucket was on stage. Midway through their hit, "Carousel Ride," Alex Toth – the trumpet player and band leader – launched into the crowd and hopped aboard the shoulders of a young fan named Brian Philhower.

Brian passed away tragically about a month later.