Johnny Downer (1971-2009)

JOHNNY DOWNER OF FREE PEOPLES PASSES AWAY AT 37

Johnny Downer
Exceptional guitarist and beloved musician Johnny Downer passed away Monday at the age of 37 due to heart complications.

Downer was best known for his lead guitar and vocals as a member of Northern California bluegrass/folk/jazz outfit, Free Peoples. Downer also played with Top Four Flights, New Clear Vision, and Point Being.

A friend and compatriot to many, Downer was admired for his selflessness, kindness, and stellar guitar skills.

There will be a Johnny Downer Memorial Concert held Saturday January 9, 2010 at Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol, CA. The event will start at 4:00 p.m. and go until closing time. See hopmonk.com for details.

http://freepeoples.com/

[Published on: 12/10/09]

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