Monday, September 19, 2005

Burnside: hard core blues man

If you don't know who R.L. Burnside is, you should.

The legendary Delta Blues slide guitarist died this month in Memphis. He was 78.

He served time for allegedly shooting a man in the head. He recorded an album for the hipster crowd called 'A Ass Pocket of Whiskey.' He created his own style of playing the slide guitar.

Plenty of bands play the blues. Burnside lived them.

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