Sad News PINETOP PERKINS PASSES

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Sad News PINETOP PERKINS PASSES

Postby Bob BBS on March 21st, 2011, 6:11 pm

http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/music/general/view/20110321legendary_bluesman_pinetop_perkins_dead_at_98/srvc=home&position=recent

AUSTIN, Texas — Grammy-winner Pinetop Perkins, one of the last old-school bluesmen, has died at his home in Austin,Texas.
His manager said woke up with chest pains and died of cardiac arrest at the age of 97. Perkins was a fixture of Austin blues clubs, playing regular gigs up to last month. He played the piano with an aggressive style and sand with a distinctive gravelly voice.

We'll miss you Pinetop.
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Pinetop remembrances

Postby Bob BBS on March 26th, 2011, 10:01 am

Nice column from often bandmate Bob Margoin at http://www.bluesrevue.com

Great photos via Austin American: http://galleries.austin360.com/gallery/ ... p-perkins/
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