Jeff Healey, an extraordinary guitarist, dies at age 41

3 Mar

Very sad news today, the Canadian blues/rock guitarist Jeff Healey lost his battle with cancer. Jeff suffered from eye cancer as a baby and was robbed of his sight, but he developed a unique playing style that is better seen than described:

“At the time of his death he was about to see the release of his first rock/blues album in eight years, Mess of Blues, which is being released in Europe on March 20, and in Canada and the U.S. on April 22. The album was the result of a joint agreement between the German label, Ruf Records, and Stony Plain, the independent Edmonton-based label that has released his three jazz CDs. “

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