The Australian music community is in mourning today for legendary blue man Chris Wilson. His reputation across Australia and the world was second to none, earning accolades from Bob Dylan, as well as many other respected musicians.
From our own Maryanne Window:
Very sad day for us here. He was a talented and great man and also one of the nicest guys I ever got to play with and spend time with both on and off the stage. My heart goes out to Sarah and the boys and those who knew him best. Melbourne music and the world is down a good man today.
Well, a terrible shame to see Chris Wilson pass, but to remember how great he was, look at his family. Look at these strong young people he helped to raise. Look at that grand woman he managed to woo. Look at the lives he created and nurtured.— A D Morgan (@A_D_Morgan) January 16, 2019
The wondrous Chris Wilson. How you blew us away when you joined us on @RocKwiz Such a voice. Such power. And so gentle. And funny. Another sad day. https://t.co/NC000IXpL6— Julia Zemiro (@julia_zemiro) January 17, 2019
We are as saddened as all the blues and live music community today to learn of the passing of the legendary Chris Wilson. Our hearts go out to his family and close friends who’ve fought the battle by his side. We only have fond memories of working… https://t.co/ad2cU4eVRU— Bendigo Blues Fest (@BendigoBlues) January 17, 2019
Legendary musician Chris Wilson was a dear friend & virtual 5th member of my band Wild Pumpkins At Midnight, an astouding talent, songwriter & voice who gave more encouragement & support to my music than words can say. He will never be replaced.— Dr Nobody (@nick__nobody) January 17, 2019