Been couple of months since a blog post, sad news to pass along but musician Jay Smith passed away recently. Jay was a guitarist for the Matt Mays band and also put out his own self titled CD in 2011. Which I had played on the show a number of times since then.
There is a memorial concert being held this Sunday with benefits going towards Jay’s two young children. Stephanie Beaumont has more details on the concert on her blog ‘Sea and Be Scene’
This Friday on the show in Jay’s memory I’ll be playing his album in its entirety. Donations are also being taken online. Visit the Matt Mays website and click on the DONATE button.
Following was from Matt’s website after Jay’s death.
Jay Smith – 1978-2013
Posted on March 28, 2013
Our guitar player and dear friend Jay Smith passed away yesterday morning in Edmonton. As you can all imagine, we are completely devastated. However, in our heart of hearts we know that we need to Play on. Jay’s family as well as the band know he would have wanted it that way. All the proceeds from the remaining shows will be put into a trust for his two beautiful children. Please click here [http://www.mattmays.com/] if you would like to make a donation.
Jay’s wit, charm, and unparalleled love of music will never be forgotten. He was our brother and he will live in our hearts and song forever.
Matt, Serge, Damien, Adam and Matt