SAN DIEGO (September 17) – Friends and fans of Blues Harpman Aristotle Georgio gathered at Winton’s in Ocean Beach on Sunday to pay tribute and remember a great musician and lovable human being,

The club was packed all the way to the side walk out side where some enjoyed the music through the open air windows as musicians played and friends spoke of the OB regular who they remembered as Seargent friendly.

The show also raised money for Blues In The Schools, a cause that was close to Sergent Friendly’s heart.  Many times Aristotle and his blues friends had been participants at the Blues In The School Blues Camp helping to mold young minds in appreciation for blues music.  Sunday’s event raised more than $3,000 to pay the fee eight or nine youths wishing to attend next year.

Aristotle Georgio grew up in New Orleans, scoring his first harmonica on his thirteenth birthday. He went on to play with B.B. King, Bo Diddley, the Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule, Jimmy Thackery, Robert Cray, and more.

He made Ocean Beach his home and played in several local bands including The Hurricanes from 1980 to 1985.

Aristotle spent his last few years touring with various bands and hanging out at jam sessions here and there.

This past July, Georgio was assaulted in the Gaslamp district.  He went into a coma and weeks later succumbed to his injuries on August 1st.

His legacy will live on in the children that will benefit from the generosity of the local blues community including the bands and musicians that performed for this special event:  the Moneymen, The Bayou Brothers, Jack Buttler & friends with Jerry Rainey, Dana Garett, John Khula, and John Frazer, and ending the show with The Stoney B. Blues Band

 

Photos by Eiji Fuller

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The Moneymen eijiphoto.pixieset.com/set1

 

The Bayou Brothers eijiphoto.pixieset.com/set2

 

Jack Buttler and friends eijiphoto.pixieset.com/set3

 

The Stoney B. Blues Band eijiphoto.pixieset.com/set4

 

Friens and Fans of Aristotle at Winstons eijiphoto.pixieset.com/crowdandeventshots

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