Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Bryon Walpole (aka Backbeat Brian) Passes


It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Hamilton Bluesman Bryon Walpole (aka Backbeat Brian). We don't have any details yet but we will post it here when we hear about it. Our condolences to his family, friends and fans.

Here are a few social media comments.

Wayne Janus
Much heartfelt thoughts go to his family during this time of change. Bryon was a light hearted enthusiastic guy who brought that chill and kindness to the work site, stage and friendships. I'm grateful for the memories yet very sad that he has left. Miss ya Buddy'... Until we meet again... Safe travels
Chris Labonville (Deacon Blues)
The Hamilton music community lost a good man, good friend, and good musician yesterday ... Bryon Walpole. Many memories over the years, sending my love and respect out to his other friends and of course his family.
Gerry Mayor
He was the nicest of guys, great harp player, and all around good person. Bryon you will be missed dearly by all of us. Now it's time for you to run that jam in the sky. Tonight's jam at the Ale House will be in your memory. Rest in peace sir.



Links: Backbeat Brian, More Backbeat Brian StoriesVideo above courtesy of Hamilton Blues Lovers

Blast from the Past: Backbeat Brian's After Christmas Party (Videos)

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