For more than six decades Joe Campana brought harmony to the City of Lafayette by providing the community with a place to rent, purchase and practice their musical instruments. Today, June 11, the people who knew and loved "Mr. C" came together to celebrate his life with a musical tribute at in Lafayette.
A wide range of local musical talent, including singer/tambourine player Gretchen Givens, music teacher Adam Noel and his sister and singing teacher Leslie Noel were among many who made appearances at Petar's.
"I knew Joe since I was very little, I will miss him so much," said Leslie Noel.
Noel cared for Campana so much she opened up Studio L above Campana
Music so that she too could teach music to the locals. Campana had an enormous influence on the city and all who loved music in the Lamorinda area will miss him, she said.
Campana had always asked for a "little musical remembrance" when his time came. On Saturday, that's precisely what he got.