Jeff HealeyBlues guitarist and jazz enthusiast Jeff Healey passed away yesterday of cancer. He was 41.

Read the full story here.

Besides some songs he had on Canadian radio at the end of the 80s, the thing I remember best him from was the 1989 movie Roadhouse in which he played, and wasn’t it a stretch, a blind blues-rock musician.

Here’s a performance of the title song from that movie, first made famous by the Doors: “Roadhouse Blues“.

Healey would expand his palette in more recent years as a jazz DJ, playing rare tracks from his own collection of music, many cuts taken from the original 78s.

‘Bye, Jeff.

Image courtesy of ckaiserca.

2 thoughts on “Goodbye, Jeff Healey

  1. Jeff Healey’s family and friends have organized two shows to celebrate the life of the legendary guitarist.

    The shows will take place on May 3rd and 4th in Toronto and will feature Healey’s two bands – the Jazz Wizards and Healey’s House Band. A final lineup will be announced in two weeks, along with ticket prices and availability.

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