Jeff Healey, Rest in Peace
Jeff Healey was 41. He was a legendary Juno-winning rock and jazz musician who taught himself to play guitar by laying the instrument across his lap.
Fourteen months ago I shared a little story about Jeff Healey after I read he had major surgery to remove cancerous tissue from both lungs. I'm sharing that story again here as I remember a fantastic musician and local legend.
I always liked Jeff Healey. I had the 45 single for "Confidence Man" and See the Light on cassette. It was a solid album with "Angel Eyes", one hell of a sweet tune. I liked Jeff Healey well before a priest told me we were related.
Apparently, I had a distant relative in Ireland who was a Roman Catholic priest. I met him in the early 90s when he was visiting my grandmother. He asked me if I knew the blind musician Jeff Healey. When I answered in the affirmative, he continued to tell me that Jeff Healey was a second cousin of mine. I thought that was pretty cool.
You'll be missed, cuz.
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