Friday, September 02, 2005

R.L. Burnside Passes Away

Sad news today - blues legend R.L. Burnside has died at the age of 78. I only got to see him play live once - opening a show for the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at the Mercury Theater in Knoxville, TN. He was dynamic that night laying down some trance blues shuffles with ferocious power. The whole night was magical. A perfect demonstration of the healing power of music. My friends and I spent the time after the show talking about it, which is always a good sign. According to R.L.'s long time record label Fat Possum, memorial donations can be sent to:

Freeland & Freeland Trust Account
Burnside Memorial
P.O. Box 269
Oxford, MS 38655

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow the good news just keeps pouring in this week.

Thanks to Fat Possum at least he leaves a legacy.
-Shrub

Jones said...

This is not a good week at all. Hopefully next week things start looking better, but that not's very likely.