Sweet Petunia

Jeff Breeze seemed to appear in our email inbox one day out of the blue, something that doesn’t happen often to a band of our size. He had sent the email to probably a dozen bands, saying he had a last-minute open slot on his radio show, Pipeline!, for a live performance. We jumped on the chance, and even though we weren’t the first band to respond, he graciously made room for us. We played a short acoustic set in the studio with him that afternoon, and we were blown away by his kindness, humor, and professionalism. You could tell that he cared deeply about his show and about finding new musicians like us. We talked about local country music and he spun a few tunes between asking us questions on air — it was probably one of the most genuine interviews we’ve done. Hearing of his passing was a sad moment for both of us, even though we didn’t know Jeff well. We want to express our condolences to all who knew him better, and to the music community that will miss him dearly.

— Maddy & Mairead

Hear Sweet Petunia in this Dec. 1, 2020 tribute episode of Pipeline!

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