SON THOMAS was a Folk Artist – NYC Exhibition running August 2015 – and a Blues singer/performer ~ he was lauded and applauded and since he left his earthly bonds, his son, Pat Thomas, has taken up the Folk Art and Blues guitar playing/singing performances in Mississippi.
Very well kept up cemetery .. Booker T Washington White is laying in the first of the four w. flat ‘headstone’ ~
aka BUKKA WHITE
THIS is a BLUES fan BELOW, searching for the Grave of harmonica musician, ‘Alec Miller’ aka Sonny Boy Williamson II ~ the two grave headstones on your right is where his sisters lay, both killed in a fire.
IN CLARKSDALE MS THE ROCK AND BLUES MUSEUM WILL CLOSE END JANUARY 2019 BY THEO ` END OF AN ERA : http://www.blues2rock.com/Blues2Rock/index.html – Theo moved from the Netherlands to Clarksdale, bringing his rock museum with him… lots of BLUES!
AN INSPIRATION TO THE ROLLING STONES, TO ERIC CLAPTON ET AL .. ONE OF THE TOP FIFTY GUITARISTS IN THE WORLD… Howlin’ Wolf’s LEAD guitarist. Hubert is in the BLUES HALL OF FAME. WHEN HE DIED, THE ROLLING STONES PAID FOR HIS FUNERAL WHILE ERIC CLAPTON PUT ON A BENEFIT SHOW WITH THE BEST OF THE BEST MUSICIANS TO HONOR THIS MAN. I MET HIM IN HIS ‘DRESSING ROOM’ BEFORE A SHOW .. HE KNEW A COUSIN OF MINE .. COULDN’T BE HAPPIER TO MEET ME AS I WAS BLOWN AWAY MEETING MY IDOL. WE CHATTED / LAUGHED .. ONLY HE, I AND HIS MANAGER WERE THERE … WHAT A TERRIBLE LOSS.
HUBERT greeting his old friend.
BOB CORRITORE w. HUBERT SUMLIN ~ King Biscuit Blues Fest.
SUPERSTAR LEO BUD WELCH BEGAN HIS INTERNATIONAL BLUES CAREER AT AGE 80! TRAVELED THE WORLD PERFORMING -WINNER OF AWARDS -RECORDED TWO ALBUMS WAS WORKING ON HIS THIRD. ~ I MET HIM AT THE CLARKSDALE JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL SEVERAL YEARS AGO AND CONTINUED TO ATTEND EACH YEAR BECAUSE OF LEO PERFORMING ~ He passed Dec. 20 2018 at home.
BILBO WALKER died today ~ Nov. 29 2017 age 80 – of cancer.
R.I.P. One of the last true Mississippi Delta bluesmen has died. Walker, who was 80 years old, had been undergoing treatment for cancer in California.