Monday, March 08, 2021

A Tribute To Hugh McGowan: Somerville Music Legend


article by Somerville Times correspondent Jennifer Matthews.

I've been trying to make sense of a very dear soul and friend who suddenly passed away six days ago. Hugh McGowan was an amazing person and musical artist, who touched the hearts of countless people with his gorgeous voice, incredible songs and plethora of talent. He literally embodied music and it seemed his every breath was for it. He had a long caravan of musical artists he supported, cheered on and played with.
I met Hugh 23 years ago when I played at his Open Mic at the Burren and over the years he touched my heart so much with his enthusiasm and encouragement, and he was always a blast to play with. Some gigs he played drums with me, others he played guitar. He always had a smile on his face, which no words could express the sweetness of. He was pure love and light, and my heart is broken that I didn't get a chance to see him this past year.
Hugh, I have no doubt you are with the angels soaring on crescendos of the highest melodies. But please know that I too am in the boat of so many-- who are wishing they had more time with you, and will miss you so much. Your sweetheart spirit, your music, your dearness, your friendship and your gorgeous sea blue eyes will forever be with us. Until we meet again, may your journey onwards be as beautiful as the gift of you that we were all blessed to know and love.
Here is a link where you can listen to his music which is so rich with elegance, purity, sophistication and gorgeousness.
Love you Hugh McGowan

Jennifer Matthews is a singer./songwriter who lived and played music in Somerville for many years...

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