Jeff was one of the sweetest, most humble and talented artists I’ve met. He had a truly unique and soulful style of guitar playing, was a great singer and such an incredible fan of a wide range of music, all of which he seemed to be able to ace. I was floored to hear his Trad Jazz band and find out that was him on Trumpet and Trombone. He gave us so much in way too short a life.
One of my favorite memories of our touring together in the early 90’s, was when we both went on the swinging chair on chains ride before one of our State Fair gigs. His drummer had to take off from our line and go back to sound check and just left me with Jeff to get him safely on the ride.
I was so nervous but he put me at great ease and I loved seeing the huge grin, hearing him laugh as we swung way high above the crowd. Fearless and like a kid. Just like he was in his music.
– Bonnie Raitt=
Jeff Healey & Bonnie Raitt – San Francisco 1990 (courtesy the Joe Rockman Archive)
Best-selling artist, respected guitarist, expressive singer, and accomplished songwriter, Bonnie Raitt has become an institution in American music. Born to a musical family, the nine-time Grammy winner, who Rolling Stone named one of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time,” was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March of 2000.
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