Teo Leyasmeyer Dies

Teo Leyasmeyer, 59, died of liver and kidney failure May 17th in Boston.

Leyasmeyer, originally a touring keyboardist with Buddy Guy, Freddie King and Johnny Copeland, was the longtime talent buyer for the House of Blues in Cambridge, Mass.

He is credited with bringing in the first area performances of Junior Kimbrough and R.L. Burnside as well as enticing big-name artists like Dr. John and Solomon Burke to play the 225-capacity club.

Leyasmeyer, who also had a background in promotion and music therapy, joined the Blues Foundation’s advisory board in 2000 alongside Jerry Wexler and Bonnie Raitt.