Travis Graves, a.k.a. Mt. Egypt, a skateboarder who also had a stint in music, is being reported to have passed away on Aug 31, 2023. He was 45 years old at the time of his death. Graves was nicknamed after a hill, Mt. Egypt, that was near his father’s house in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Travis Graves Music
Graves began performing alongside musical legends with his firs LP, Batening the Hatches, being released in the summer of 2003. Graves was featured in a solo acoustic guitar) opening for one of the hotter art-rock concert tickets in 2003, the Flaming Lips. He had a brief tour with Record Collection labelmates the Walkmen, Graves, with the redheaded stranger, Willie Nelson.
Speaking in 2003 to Phoenix New Times, Graves wrote about his music career. “Your music is a language. And how you learn to speak when you’re a baby, you listen to people talking; I think the music you listen to is gonna be how you talk. I’m more apt to wake up, fall asleep, or drive around listening to Bob Dylan or Will Oldham than Social Distortion.”
Travis Graves Skateboarder
Graves skateboarding career when he was 16 years old. He would eventually join the Supernaut Skateboard organization, where he gained his prowess. He llater retired from the industry after a bad ankle and the demands of the skateboarding world. He, however still maintained a skating routine as a hobby while focusing on his other creative aspects.
Travis Graves’s Girlfriend
It is not clear whether Graves had a girlfriend or not. Speaking to the Phoenix New Times about his dating, “I’ve had a lot of it already, the drinking, staying up all night, chasing girls. When you get older, it starts to take its toll on you, y’know,” he says. “I’m 25, and I have a girlfriend back in L.A. When I’m on the road, I’m responsible for everybody and responsible for the van, and making sure we make it to the next gig.”
Travis Graves Death & Cause
Graves passed away on Aug 31, 2023. He died at the age of 45. Confirming his death, one of his friend, Brisick wrote, “For the love of Travis Graves, one of the first men I’ve met who had no problem with crying in front of others, tears just a regular part of life. New Song – plays in my head often. RIP.”
Cat Powere wrote on Fb, “Sweetest open heart of kindness, Travis Graves, you will be missed & seen on the other side, radiant, victorious, joyous & deeply loved always.”