Passing: Jimmy Mouradian of Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters
|Source: Ronnie Earl Facebook|
Jimmy Mouradian, well known Boston area guitar tech and a member of Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters since 2000, has died after suffering a massive heart attack.
Band manager Debbie Blanchard posted on Earl's Facebook page:
We are devastated to share the passing of our dear brother Jimmy Jim Mouradian of a massive heart attack last night following our show at The KATE. Jim was a man we all loved who exuded compassion, joy, faith, and gratitude for every person he met and every note he played. Please keep his wife Michele and his entire family in your prayers. We will update you when we hear of plans to celebrate his life - Debbie on behalf of all of us in the band.
While Mouradian grew up in a family of classically trained musicians, he was drawn to playing the bass. While he played in a number of bands before joining Earl, he also was well known for his instrument design and repair, assembling his own line of basses under his own name that were played by a variety of artists including Chris Squire of Yes. He and his son Jon also ran Mouradian Guitar in Winchester, MA.
Mouradian played on many Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters albums including Living in the Light (2009), Good News (2014) and Maxwell Street (2016).
Earl posted another picture of Mouradian later in the day after he passed away: