This will be my first Father's Day without my Dad. I always knew Dads didn't live forever and I'm grateful for the time I did have with my Dad. He taught me a lot and gave me a life of free expression and a love of nature and music.
What I am tremendously grateful for is the music he left behind. He never recorded anything professionally despite being a professional musician his entire life. My production partner and I recognised a few years ago that if we didn't start recording something, it would be lost. In my Dad's eighties, he recorded some songs for us, just in his living room. We made CDs for him and he gave them to everyone he knew.
This one is an original by him called 2175 Blues. 2175 Victoria Park was the address of his studio and where he spent the majority of his life. I include it today in honour of all the great Dads out there, and also to everyone who is missing their Dad today.
Happy Father's Day
2175 Blues - By Gus Armitage posted by Carrie Armitage