Johnny Gilmore Memorial

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Tonight's featured show would probably have otherwise been indie-whatever songwriter Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson at the Tea Bazaar, but that was before the tragic death of Johnny Gilmore, the local drummer extraordinaire who died in a fire on Thursday night. This last-minute memorial at Fry's Spring Beach Club will include a collection to benefit Curtis Gilmore, Johnny's father, whose home was ravaged by the fire that also killed his son. You can also donate via PayPal to the johnnygilmore1@hotmail.com account.

As everyone seems to be noting, Johnny was an astonishing top-shelf musician and always seemed to have a smile on his face. If you are among the lucky ones who were able to experience either, you're probably already planning to be here. If not, Jenn Rhubright makes a strong case for why you should go anyway.

Tentative schedule, subject to change since that's not really the point:

6pm-6:20pm: Mike Sokolowski
6:25pm-6:50pm: William Walter and Tucker Rodgers
7pm-7:20pm: Jamie Dyer and Jamal Millner
7:30pm-7:45pm: Bentley Rhodes
7:45pm-8pm: Andy Waldeck
8pm-8:30: Walker's Run
8:45pm-9:15pm: The Guano Boys
9:20pm-9:50pm: The Gladstones
10pm-10:30pm: Ian Gilliam and the Fire Kings
10:45pm-11:15pm: John D'earth and Friends
11:15pm-11:45pm: Thrum
11:45pm-12:35pm: DJ Ducktape and DJ XSV
12:40pm-?: The Illville Crew
End: Jam

8 comments

We love you Johnny!
I went to high school with Johnny. He was a wonderful person and we will miss him so much. I also taught Darnee. He spoke very fondly of her and was so proud of her.

Renata Germino

UNCLE JOHNNY,
MY HEART ACHES YET IM GRADUALLY GRASPING THE UNDERSTANDING THAT YOU WERE AN ANGEL SENT AMONGST US FOR A PERIOD OF TIME SO THAT ALL OF US COULD EXPERIENCE GODS GREATNESS HERE ON EARTH. I'VE LEARNED FROM YOUR PASSING THAT YOU TOUCHED SO MANY PEOPLE WITH YOUR EXTRAORDINARY TALENTS AND SINCERE SMILE OF PURE JOY. EVEN WHEN THE WORLD BECAME HARSH AROUND YOU, YOU CONTINUED TO SMILE. EVEN TODAY YOUR SMILE HELPS ME THROUGH THE ROUGH TIMES.I LOVE YOU AND IT ELATES ME BEYOND COMPARE THAT THE WORLD OUTSIDE OF THE FAMILY SAW YOU THE SAME WAY. LOVE NEPHEW BOO-MAN

Johnny was a great person, I loved him. I'm very happy to know Johnny, I'm I feel so bad to know -by Jamal- he died. Hey Johnny, you still have my love and my friendliness whatever you are right now ยก

I grew up playing music with johnny and was raised in west-haven with him jr his brother and dee-dee his sister. R.I.P friends aiways MAC

I LOVE U UNCLE JOHNNY AND WE MISS U ALREADY! RIP UNC
LOVE, YOUR NIECE DARNEE

Johnny,

How will I ever be able to continue life without you? You have been my devoted friend for over half of my life. We were so close that I know you will always be with me in spirit. I hope you are resting in peace and are happy. I miss you so much, Johnny. I love you.

Jodie

Base player for Boston, played with Johnny Gilmore. Me and my Family (The Brown Family) have known Johnny for about 20 years. Related to his cousin Carolina (Teeon) Walker.

Going to miss my buddy for sure.

Johnny was the greatest drummer ever known to me, it broke my heart knowing he had to go this terrible way but I DO in fact know that Heaven finally now has serious rhythm!
God bless you Johnny and god speed, we will all meet again.

Your apprentice,
John Tenney