Album: Heal My Soul
Label: Healey Estate/PledgeMusic
Release date: Mar. 25, 2016
Jeff Healey is remembered as one of the most unique and 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. Healey died on March 2, 2008 at age 41 after a three-year battle with sarcoma cancer.
This week the Jeff Healey Estate announces the worldwide offering of a previously unheard album Heal My Soul via PledgeMusic. The March 25th release is the first new, original Jeff Healey material in over 15 years. As the press release announces, "This incredible lost album features some of the most powerful and passionate performances Healey ever committed to record."
Launching this campaign is the Heal My Soul – “100 Watt Stack Edition” box set via PledgeMusic. This limited edition set contains an impressive array of offers for fans. From exclusive and limited CD & vinyl music content to custom made Healey apparel, the commemorative box set and its components have been compiled with the participation and full approval of the Jeff Healey Estate to coincide with what would have been Healey’s 50th birthday on March 25th, 2016.
“In sharing this significant release, The Jeff Healey Estate is making a statement to the world,” says Cristie Healey, Executor/Co-Administrator of the Jeff Healey Estate. “Remarkable, musical treasures that Jeff left behind will be made available for us to experience for years to come. The unearthing of this lost album is a project that will highlight Jeff’s incredible talent. With this gift of never before released amazing music, we invite Jeff’s fans to join us in celebration of his 50th birthday.”
Roger Costa, Archivist/Co-Administrator of the Jeff Healey Estate adds, “Coordinating the production of Heal My Soul has been an absolute labor of love for all involved and we are thrilled to be able to finally share this with the world.”