Tuesday, March 22, 2011

RIP, Pinetop

Pinetop Perkins died yesterday at 97. He played for a good while with my all-time favorite blues musician, Muddy Waters. My ex-wife and I saw him in 2004 at Casbeer's (above) when he was 92. He put on a hell of a show - standing room only. We got to talk with him and shake his hand. Great piano player and showman. I saw him again last year at Sam's Burger Joint with my son. He was a good bit less capable musically, but it was good to see him again.

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