Gregory Poulos (November 12, 1951 - April 29, 2022)

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Gregory Poulos
  • November 12, 1951
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  • April 29, 2022

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Gregory “Greg” Poulos passed away on April 29th, 2022, at the age of 70, in his hometown of Sarasota, FL.

An extraordinary blues guitarist, Greg devoted his entire life to music. Over the years, Greg traveled the world and played with the best of the best, among them Freddie King and The Allman Brothers Band. He loved playing on the Florida Suncoast and for many years has been the lead guitar player for one of the area’s local bands, Kettle of Fish. He has also played with Rock Bottom, Sarasota Slim, Chris Anderson, Dan Electro and the Silvertones, Pat Ramsey, The Billy Rice Band, The Venturas, Damon Fowler, and too many others to mention.

Greg is survived by his two children, Sarah Poulos Bikos and Gregory Nicholas Poulos, his sister, Niki Poulos Joyce, his brother Richard “Dick” Poulos, and his girlfriend Cynthia Caroline.

His kindness and talent touched everyone he encountered. A local legend, the sounds of Greg Poulos are famous here in Sarasota, but his kind nature was memorable as well. He had a swagger, a coolness, a bright smile. So many will miss him.

In celebration of his life, his family and friends will be holding a public musical celebration on May 22nd, at Stottlemyers Smokehouse from 12-8PM.


May 22, 2022
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stottlemyers Smokehouse
19 E Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240
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  1. Mrs E J Roberts says:
    10 Nov 2022
    We send much love to Greg's family. Greg contacted me as he discovered we share Greek Great Grandparents. So proud to have you as part of our family. Much love dear cousin.

  2. LUC BEECKMAN says:
    23 May 2022
    Greg was one of the most versatile , creative MASTER of the Guitar . As one walked from Stottlemeyer' s parking lot , one could easily recognize Greg' s unique Guitar sound . He saw no one as a stranger . His kindness was genuine and was as humble as they come . If only he knew how many people 's lives he enriched . His music touched the very core of my soul . For this , i will forever be grateful . Heaven just got even brighter with Greg at the helm of its Music theatre . RIP Greg , you ve earned your special place in Heaven . God Bless......

    .Luc beeckman

  3. Marty M. Kennedy says:
    22 May 2022
    Sleep easy now old friend. You did a fab job. Playin with the angels now. Ain’t it a gassa’❣️

  4. Margaret Emery says:
    22 May 2022
    I just heard of Greg's passing. I'm so sorry to hear this. Known Greg for many years, Terry and I met him in Atlanta. Terry and Greg shared the same birthday. Greg what a master musician, so talented and so kind hearted. I was fortunate to run into Greg 3 or 4 years and I got to hear him with Kettle of Fish, and they tore it up!!! Fly high and Rest in Peace. Prayers and strength to his family and his lovely girlfriend, Cynthia.

  5. Larry Larson says:
    14 May 2022
    Like so many others, we've enjoyed Greg's music for the past ten years around Sarasota, and will miss his presence. He enriched our lives.

  6. Jon Puhl says:
    14 May 2022
    Keep that second Guitar Spot open for me man, too many notes left to play. Miss you Brother.

  7. Tom McNulty says:
    13 May 2022
    Greg was one of the most kind hearted people that I have ever met. His profound talent and demeanor will be missed by me and countless others. Rest In Peace my friend, until we meet again.
    P.S. I’ll have that guitar for you when I get there.

  8. Denise says:
    13 May 2022
    You will be missed, thanks for all the years of music!

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