Gary Primich RIP

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Gary Primich RIP

Postby t bone bruce » Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:48 pm

I have just found out Gary passed away yesterday. An awesome harp player, I caught him on his European tour last October. He will be missed.
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Postby dcblues » Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:53 pm

That's just unfair! We're losing too many great players too soon. :(
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Postby watertore » Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:48 pm

I am sad. Gary and I hit Austin at the same time, shared the stage many nights, shared Jimmy Carl BLack on drums, and it all went too fast. I hope you are resting in peace. Walter
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Postby dcblues » Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:50 pm

I don't know if this has been confirmed, but apparently he died of a drug overdose:

http://markdrubin.blogspot.com/2007/09/ ... h-rip.html
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Postby jeffl » Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:55 pm

I was sadly unfamiliar with this guy's efforts. After listening to clips of his stuff, I would agree that he had a very fresh approach to the instrument and played the harp with clarity, energy, and grace. I ordered "Mr. Freeze" and "Travellin' Mood" based on recommendations and clips.
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Postby bosco » Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:07 pm

Wow...what a shocker.

I remember feeling like this when we lost William Clarke. You expect the elder statesmen to pass, but not folks your own age in their prime.

Sadly, I never got to see Gary but I do have one of his discs, Mr. Freeze, which is absolutely awesome. You ordered the right one, Bubba.

rest in peace, harper.

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Postby watertore » Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:51 pm

I just got off the phone with an old friend from austin, who was good friends with Gary. He gave me an update on what had been going on for him since we parted ways in 1996. Very sad. You live a life on this earth and if you are lucky, get a few days of lines in some sort of media. I guess it was just his time to go. Walter
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Postby scott jacobs » Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:32 pm

I'm really sorry to hear this.
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Postby jeffl » Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:42 pm

I've been listening to his music alot lately, and my appreciation for him has grown with every spin. He definitely treated us to some different licks.
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