From Don Zerr: “It’s not often we can count someone as both a hero and a friend, but for me and thousands of others, Portland musician Jimmy Boyer was just that.
The power of his music was such that the weekly Sunday gig the Freak Mountain Ramblers played became known simply as “Church”.
The sweetest, kindest, generous and gentle person one could imagine in a scruffy rock and roller, Jimmy had that magic gift of making everyone feel like a close and special friend.
We shall exalt in the fact that we knew and loved him, and have his songs forever in our hearts, but we shall mourn for our buddy and all his songs that remain unwritten.
‘When it comes down to the end of our lives, the Time we Spent will just be a fraction.’