These three songs were recorded during a tribute gig held for Robbie Bellemore – AKA The Blues Butcher – on May 16, 2014 recorded at the Black Swan located at 154 Danforth Ave. in Toronto’s east end.
These recordings have been included on my website as a testimonial in memory of Robbie Bellemore who’s presence is sadly missed but, long remembered.
Robbie was a well known musician in Toronto who played a mean blues harp. He played with many musicians over the years and my Tribute song “I SURE DO WISH HIM WELL” represents my memories of Robbbie as an excellent musician with a big sense of humour, a good friend.
The second song “LOVIN’ YOU BLUES” was composed well before Robbbie’s death however; I never had the opportunity of playing it with his accompaniment. This is Kind of ironic as I did play with him on several occasions over the years and it was Robbie who accompanied me at my first public performance back in March of 2003.
The third song ”NEVER GIVIN’ IN” also a blues song deals with the darker side of life but, expresses the strong resolve of never giving in despite those circumstances.