Blues/folk guitarist Cam Waters found dead in his home

  • Article by: CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 22, 2009 - 11:22 AM

The steel guitarist and singer, 51, known from the Sugar Kings and festival gigs, had moved to Minneapolis only last year.

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mrokoboji92Dec. 21, 09 9:43 PM

Cam, You will be greatly missed by all of us in Boji,too young to be going home.. RIP Cam

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webfootDec. 21, 09 9:56 PM

I just saw him for the first time this summer performing at an outdoor festival. He was a great musician and had a great personality. What a loss. :(

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dreamon12Dec. 22, 09 6:29 AM

I went to school with Cam, he was and is a wonderful, caring, bright soul who I can not believe is not still here with us, walking the earth. He did so much for children, friends, strangers, family; it is just such a shock and misfortune for all of us whos life he has touched. Cam, you were always a special person in my life, I looked up to you admired your gifts and how and what you did to them. Trudy, I hadn't gotten a chance to meet you but my sympathy goes out to you.

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whosinchargeDec. 22, 09 8:43 AM

I student taught in the school he worked at in Rochester. He was an amazing person and a very talented musician. Shock is one word that I can use to describe hearing about his death. Shock and profound sadness. This is just heartbreaking that his life ended so short.

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jmoldeDec. 22, 09 8:58 AM

Not long ago I told Cam that I thought his last CD was the best of any Minnesota musician this year and with the tremendous musical talent we have here, that's saying something. He was cranky and sweet, always a gentleman, dedicated, smart and sensitive. I will miss my friend and think of him when I'm wearing the beret he gave me try to class up my fading image. Spent last evening listening to him and fighting back tears.

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smurphyDec. 22, 09 9:56 AM

He was a fine entertainer and an ambassador for the true finger picking blues styles. This type of musical presence is fading from the coffee houses and pubs. To lose someone that should have been playing another 30 years is so sad. Although there's just no filling the void caused by his passing, I'm gonna dust off my dobro guitar and play.

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stkaulDec. 22, 0910:22 AM

Cam was real player and a wonderful writer. He crafted his songs like short stories - revealing himself in the characters that he drew. He'll be missed.

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signjayDec. 22, 0910:59 AM

Cam was just leaving the Red Wing area as I moved in, and for awhile we inhabited the same geographic territory as we simultaneously inhabited a common musical terrain, and shared a love of old blues, swing, country and early rock and roll. His intelligence, his reverence for so many musical traditions, as well as his unique songsmithing skills, and his genuineness in his art will be a profound memory and inspiration for a long time. With his guitar and voice, he tried to slay his inner dragons, and in this life, for just one day, I guess they got the better of him. This is an awfully sad day for any and all that knew him. Rest in peace, Cam. There's a better home a-waiting...

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gustaf43Dec. 22, 0911:18 AM

I used to see the Sugar Kings whenever I could. He was a fine interpreter of those old time blues-folk tunes. He'll be missed.

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glennelvigDec. 22, 09 1:06 PM

Had a chance to pick a few tunes out on the guitar with Cam this early fall.....we had recently played some music and talked of life, love, music, his new job......an honor to have known him but for just a short time.....sympathies to his loved ones.....I did not know him long but his impact on me will last a lifetime. Rest well Cam in that city that is made of gold.

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