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Canadian Guitar God Jeff Healy Passes Away
Monday, March 03, 2008
Many who know me, know that I like rock music and have a passion for guitar driven music (whether acoustic or electric). I was saddened to learn of the passing of one of the greatest guitarists that Canada has every produced... Mr. Jeff Healey. I had the chance to see Mr. Healey perform on a couple of occasions and it was a real treat. As reported on Yahoo News:
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian jazz guitarist Jeff Healey, known for his blues-based rock and his distinctive playing style, died in hospital on Sunday after a life-long battle with cancer. He was 41.

Healey, stricken with retino blastoma, a rare form of cancer that robbed him of his eyesight as a baby, first picked up the guitar when he was three years old.

With his trademark style of holding the instrument across his lap, Healey formed his first band at 17 and later gained fame for his trio, The Jeff Healey Band.

Discovered by the legendary jazz guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan in a Toronto bar in 1982, Healey released a string of albums over the next 20 years, including the 1988 Grammy-nominated "See the light," with the hit single "Angel Eyes."

He performed with a host of legends over his three-decade career, including B.B. King, George Harrison and Vaughan.

Healey was also the host of a long-running jazz radio show and owned the funky "Jeff Healey's Roadhouse," a Toronto-based bar in which he frequently recorded.

At the time of his death, he was about to release his first rock and blues recording in eight years, "Mess of Blues." Healey leaves his wife Cristie and two children.

(Reporting by Scott Anderson; Editing by Bernadette Baum)
Jeff Healey was also featured in the Patrick Swayze film "Roadhouse" were he plays an old friend of Swayze's character Dalton.

Jeff Healey was a tremendous talent and will be missed. His music will live on.


posted by Jody @ Monday, March 03, 2008  
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