Hi all! Today we’re taking some time to celebrate the memory, and rich musical legacy of Jeff Healey on what would have been his 56th birthday.
Jeff was a force of nature, both in his career and his private life. His passing left an indelible mark on all of us. After over 14 years it still feels unbelievable that he was taken from us so young. Not quite 42…
This however, is not a day to mourn.
Things here at home seem to be cautiously moving towards a renewed sense of normalcy and tonight, for the first time since 2019, a group of friends and family will be reigniting the happy tradition of getting together on Jeff’s birthday. We’ll share a few drinks, have a laugh or two and remember. There will be smiles and catching-up, stories and laughter. And I concede, maybe a couple of tears.
And with another March coming to an end we once again close off #MarchIsHealeyMonth.
As we’ve spoken about before, with March 2nd marking the anniversary of Jeff’s passing, the 25th seemed to serve well as a natural bookend to a month-long celebration. I’m fairly confident Jeff would approve. After all, the man did love a party.
A quick aside. Though we are still some months away from the “big announcement” we teased back in December, things are really coming together beautifully… Stay tuned!
‘Til next time folks.
Stay safe out there!
I hope you all enjoy the gathering. Enjoy the memories and be safe.
I am 54 now, I have listened to his music as a teenager back in the 80’s…making out in cars, at beaches, having ***, it was on the radio alot, and we all loved him!
Today, it is on the internet, and I am so happy to hear his incredible music at this time in my life.
I truly listen to him daily on my laptop and my phone with Pandora.
He was taken too soon, but his music was left behind, and I am greatful for that..so many memories.
Lord, please find a way to let the world know how amazing, Jeff Healey was and he should be singing his songs as they enter Heaven…
That would be Heaven!
I had the honor to she him live a few times. My favorite was in Baltimore at Hammer Jacks 1989. It was amazing to watch him play.
I had the pleasure of seeing him and the band live for the last time in august 2006 in Denmark at the Skanderborg Festival. The venue was inside a cozy tent. Was with a good friend and we had a fabulous evening. Still wild that it is so many years ago, simply hard to grasp – still feels like yesterday though. RIP Jeff and take very good care all, be safe and enjoy live to the fullest
I saw him just once but he made an impression definitely! It was my only American concert as a Canadian, though Jeff also was from Canada. It was just how it worked out, I lived near Point Roberts Washington where he appeared at The Breakers(?). I likely had seen videos of his before then, memory has dimmed for me.
I have loved your music ever since the first time I heard you on Roadhouse. I hope to get a CD one day. RIP.
My brother and I witnessed Jeff live in London UK 1989, it was like a religious experience.
Here is one track from the DVD:
Was an amazing evening Adam.Hope you are well.
Saw Jeff playing at Morin Heights on a cold cold night……good show
Saw Jeff playing also in Montreal
BUT……I saw Jeff playing in Buenos Aires……..He gave me a chance to see him and the band backstage since I was the guy sending him a cassette tape of an Argentinean band playing That’s What They Say and pretending to be the song makers and writers of that song
LOS GUARROS was the band that disappeared after Jeff band knew about it
Took the drummer in my car on a tour around the city
Jeff and bass player did not come
Just a little story
Always remember Jeff , the band and their music