Bassist Garry Lowe, who played in Canada’s rock/reggae band Big Sugar, has passed way after a two year battle with cancer. He was 65 years old. The new was shared by Gordie and Alex Johnson on the Big Sugar Facebook page.
“We lost our dear brother and sweet friend Garry this morning,” they wrote. “He was my greatest musical collaborator, our wisest elder. We were blessed to be on life’s journey together.”
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Lowe moved to Toronto in the 1970s where he became an in-demand player for touring reggae artists. He was also a founding member of the band Culture Shock before Johnson approached him to join the band. Lowe became the full-time bassist in 1994 and would record on their classic albums. Big Sugar disbanded in 2003, leading Lowe to form Truth and Rights Revue. The band eventually reunited in 2010.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Garry Lowe.