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Greg Poulos

A Sweet, Soft Spoken, Loving Man has Passed Away.  Greg Poulos Was One of the Greatest Guitar Players That I’ve Ever Heard

| Sande Caplin |

I could not believe the phone call that I got early Saturday morning, from Bill Kinney, President of Paragon Festivals.  He was all choked up and shared the news that Greg Poulos had passed away during the night.  Greg Poulis was an extraordinary “Blues” guitar player.

Over the years, Greg traveled the world and played with the best of the best, among them Freddie King and The Allman Brothers Band.  Greg loved playing on the Florida Suncoast and for many years has been the lead guitar player for one of the area’s great bands, Kettle of Fish.  Greg and Dana Lawrence had a very special relationship.

I got to know Greg when he played lead guitar for a stint with the Billy Rice Band.  He always made the time to talk with me and we shared some life stories.  He was just so gracious and kind. 

Don McKeon and Joni Luckenbill were very close friends with Greg.  Don always wanted to be sure that Greg was doing okay and was always there for Greg.  Now, the 3 of them will be together.

My friend, Hope Yencho just texted me – “With all of the musicians that are passing, maybe the good lord is putting the band back together.” 

Our condolences to Greg’s kids, Sarah and Nick, and his lovely lady, Cynthia Caroline.

In 2019, Vicky Sullivan, Photographer for the Suncoast Post did an interview with Greg.  Here is the link to the interview: HERE.

Photo from “Stu,” Cortez Fisherman (Greg’s FB Profile Photo) Also, it has been brought to our attention that the original photo was taken by Michael Krause, copyright mkphotos81. From Michael Krause FB page- Just learned of the death of a new friend. I was Blessed to be asked to capture some photos of him playing in early April. Super nice guy and great guitarist.R.I.P. Greg

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