The Dallas Morning News reports Reverend Gean West, leader of the fantastic psychedelic gospel outfit The Relatives has died. He was 78.

The band’s incredible story included late career resurgence largely spurred by local wax fanatic and graphic designer Noel Waggener and his wife Charisse Kelly. We caught up with the band a few years back when they played Austin City Limits Festival. West and his crew graciously sat down with us to record the video above.

Texas has truly lost a great musical soul.

The Relatives perform at ACL Fest 2010. Jay Janner/American-Statesman