A good friend and long time band mate of mine, Beau Jones, died a few weeks ago, and the memorial service and life celebration came together on Friday. The service at the Presby Church in Allentown was good, and the celebration that night was very good. Rick Levy put together many friends and musicians for a jam at Mango’s and it was an honor to play some music in Beau’s memory. so good to see former band mates, Chris, Hub, Jeff, and some new (to me) former band mates of Beau’s – Wax, Limits, etc. – show up and play. A wonderful history lesson for me. Beau introduced me to the ‘Beau Factor’ – allow extra time for the bass player to show up for the gig, especially if the gig is close to home.
Beau Jones, a wonderful and intelligent human being and a friend.