Michael Packer lived the blues and with great sorrow I am saddened to announce Mr. Packer passed away due to a battle with cancer.
The members of the Michael Packer blues band along with some special guests who have intimate connections with Michael will be celebrating his life in the blues tradition he was best known. Michael Packer was a truly remarkable blues personality and influenced many musicians.
MICHAEL PACKER (1950-2017) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and New York Blues Hall Of Fame inductee who was born in New York City in 1950. He did his first gig at the Bitter End in Greenwich Village at the age of 15. In 1969 he formed the group ‘Papa Nebo” which included saxophonist Bob Mintzer who went on to play with the Grammy award winning “Yellowjackets”. Papa Nebo recorded an album for Atlantic records. They were personally signed by Ahmet Ertegun. Today it is a collectors item.