The blues community across Canada is mourning the passing of our friend Jason Buie who died unexpectedly at the very young age of 47. In January, Jason kicked our butt at the Maple Blues Awards when he deservedly won the award for Best New Artist of the Year. It was an absolute thrill to jam with him afterward...that guy could play a million notes a minute on his guitar, and every second of it was tasteful. He was hilarious....a really fun fellow with a great attitude, and a clearly apparent love for his three children.
On Friday April 6, the Toronto Blues Society brought together a number of musicians at Hugh's Room Live to pay tribute to our departed friend, and raise funds for his family who are now struggling without him. Please consider contributing to the GoFundMe campaign, open til the end of the month.