It's sad to know he died much too early on March 2, 2008 at age 41 after a three-year battle with sarcoma cancer. He would have turned 50 this year and it's a gift we can still enjoy his tunes.
Moreover as of now we can also listen to some new songs from him, thanks to the efforts of the Jeff Healey Estate. The long lost album "Heal My Soul" will be released soon. But first of all enjoy the new song "Daze of the Night" right here:
In a joint statement, Jeff Healey Estate Co-Administrators Cristie Healey and Roger Costa said, “Heal My Soul is a project that we have wanted to tackle for years. A 'lost' album, it contains material recorded during one of the most creative periods in Jeff's rock career. Until now, it has never seen the light of day. Jeff was very proud of this work and it features some of the most powerful and impassioned performances he ever committed to record. With complete creative control we've laboured hard, tracking down recordings, identifying the right performances, restoring them to their proper stature and mixing and mastering them from the ground up. This has been a true labour of love for us from beginning to end and we're absolutely thrilled to be able to finally share this significant release with the world.”
|Pack shot of the new album "Heal My Soul" (C) by Jeff Healey Estate, used with kind permission|
Healey is remembered as one of the most outstanding guitarists and performers of the past 30 years. He lost his sight during early childhood due to retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer. Playing guitar since the age of three, he developed the distinctive lap-style guitar technique that helped bring him international attention by his late teens. A Grammy nominee and JUNO Award winner, his five releases with The Jeff Healey Band totaled millions of sales worldwide. Over the course of his career, he also shared stages and earned the admiration of countless other musicians including B.B. King, Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and the Allman Brothers Band.
You can see the Album trailer here:
The tracklist of "Heal My Soul":
01.Daze Of The Night
06.Love In Her Eyes
08.Kiss The Ground You Walk On
09.All The Saints
10.Put The Shoe On The Other Foot
11.Under A Stone
12.It's The Last Time
March 25, 2016
2LP+Mp3, CD and Digital.
Jeff Healey Online