Another year passes by as we remember Jeff Healey on the 11th anniversary of his untimely death.
11 years ago, the blink of an eye, when we lost Jeff to sarcoma, we lost a husband, father, friend, son, and brother… and the world lost one of its brightest musical lights. Jeff was an incredible force of nature, and he affected all who crossed his path.
As the years roll on, we are continually buoyed by the overwhelming outpouring of love you all show for Jeff on a daily basis. On Facebook alone, to date almost 178,000 of you have chosen to join us.
We have said it often, but it is no less true in the retelling… without you, the incredible fans, we would not be able to do the things we do. *You* help us to keep Jeff’s memory and legacy alive, and you rock. Thank you all!
Let us mourn his loss, but also celebrate all that Jeff was. Let’s take a moment today to raise a glass, listen to some tunes, share a laugh or two and tell the people you care about that you love them. Be good to each other peeps.
Some quick updates for you…
Last month, the greater musical Healey family suffered a sad loss with the passing of our friend, producer Joe Hardy (ZZ Top, Colin James etc. Feel This).
Please read more about Joe HERE
After all this time it is wonderful to see new fan shot footage making its way to the internet. Most recently, a killer performance from 1994 has surfaced, featuring Jeff’s longtime partner in crime, Pat Rush. Enjoy!
Blues legend John Mayall and Rush’s own Alex Lifeson have joined forces to cover Jeff Healey’s ‘Evil And Here To Stay‘! (Check it out HERE!) Mayall’s new album ‘No One Told Me’ is available world-wide wherever fine music is sold!
Finally, many of you have been asking when the next Jeff Healey Estate archival project will be released. Rest assured, plans are afoot… we can’t tell you much yet, other than the fact that work is already well underway and there will be some very cool, big announcements soon.
Be well my friends.
As home technology gets better, I watch JH on flatscreen and appreciate more every time I watch him perform, how masterful of a musician he truly was, but he was so unique. He showed that he could be a huge inspiration to handi-capped children. It was a tragic loss when JH passed, however if his loss inspires more handicapped kids to reach for the stars, I’m sure he would smile down at us.
Jeff Healey was an awesome person. I had the pleasure of Meeting him many, many years ago. When he played at the Roadhouse in North Sacramento ,California. I was the cocktail waitress that waited on him . He had a amazing Voice, personality. You are deeply missed. But you left behind very fond memories .
Rest In Peace our Brilliant Mentor,Musician,and a man that made me appreciate Rock/Blues Music.Tecka’ will will still play your music ,as long as I have a program.To the Healey Family,You are our Family.Thanks for giving us headsup on all that is Jeff Healey.
The world lost a great performers and musician A very sexy sultry voice you were taken way too young can only imagine how much more you could’ve achieved if possible you’re music is being passed down from generation to generation and you will never ever be forgotten you are truly loved God bless
Saw him play years ago at a bar in Toronto’s west end called Larry’s Hide-Away. He was just starting out then. I remember everyone was wowed by this blind guy playing the guitar in his lap and wailing out the blues! Everyone there knew they had witnessed something special.
The song Angel Eyes has been on my playlist for years. I have loved the song since first hearing in it the movie Roadhouse. However, being from America, I knew nothing of his other works or him personally. This morning upon arriving to work, his song came on my playlist and I just Googled him. It was very disheartening to read he had passed. This caused me to listen to more of his work and I now have a larger JH playlist. My best wishes and prayers to his family and friends.