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Obituary for Paul Carey Bauhof

Paul Carey Bauhof. Age 62. May 10, 2019.
Paul was born December 9, 1956 to Richard Bauhof and the late Joyce Alef. Loving father of Eric Bauhof and Max Bauhof. Loving brother of Mark S. (Joyce Ann) Bauhof, Anne (Gerard) Fancovic and Lisa Pollard (Jeff Bollenberg). Also survived by Kathy Grady, Scotty Shoebridge, and many other family and friends.
Longtime and legendary Detroit blues and jazz guitarist Paul Carey Bauhof passed away peacefully on May 10 at his home on Detroit’s east side. Known professionally as Paul Carey, he co-founded the Sun Messengers in 1980, along with fellow musicians RJ Spangler and Rick Steiger. He stayed with the band for 15 years. During that time Carey gained distinction as a celebrated blues guitar player. He was often called on to back Detroit-based R&B great Sir Mack Rice, as well as renowned national blues artists including Johnny Adams, Earl King, Hubert Sumlin, Eddie Floyd and Pinetop Perkins.
Paul also toured internationally with Detroit blues icons Thornetta Davis, Alberta Adams, Joe Weaver, Johnnie Bassett, Eddie Kirkland and once played Farm-Aid, jamming with Willie Nelson.
Known first as an accomplished blues and jazz guitarist, Paul was also a local bandleader. He led a trio that featured him, his son Max Bauhof on drums and alternating organ players Mark LoDuca and Shawn McDonald. They could often be found backing vocalist Benny Reeves.
Visitation Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 3-8 pm at Chas. Verheyden Inc., 16300 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Park. Funeral Mass Thursday, May 16, 2019, in-state at 11:30 am until time of service, 12 pm at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Diabetes Association, 20700 Civic Center Dr Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48076,