The guitarist, singer and composer Amadeu Casas died this Saturday at the age of 66. The Barcelona musician was a reference in the blues in Catalonia, being a founding member of groups such as Blues Reunion, Blues Messengers, Slide Company and Tandoori Lenoir. Casas also regularly collaborated with musicians such as Quico Pi de la Serra, Big Mama Montse, Dani Nel·lo, Txell Sust and August Tharrats. He left six recordings, from 1997 to 2015: Blues to go-go, Strictly personal, Strollin ‘band, Blue Machine, Organic matter and Lo gaiter de la Muga. “Thank you, Amadeu Casas, for all the legacy that lasts in music and will grow in many people. A hug to so many that we feel orphaned today,” said the Minister of Culture, Àngels Ponsa.
“He leaves us a real reference in the field of blues, a complete musician, an excellent guitarist, an accomplice of a multitude of artists,” they recalled from the Ministry of Culture. Colleagues have been quick to express their condolences for the death of the Barcelona guitarist. “Hit by the news. Amadeu Casas has left us. A great human and musical loss. Good trip Amadeu,” said saxophonist Dani Nel·lo. “Amadeu, what wafers our lives fucked up. On stage you were eternal. Down below, an amazing person who beat humanity everywhere. What a shit 2020. I will miss you so much, dear. All the condolences to the family and Quico, “added singer-songwriter Cesk Freixas.