Willie “Big Eyes” Smith has passed away today. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Here is what he told me. “…Once the breathe leaves out of the body, cause that old body is sure wearing out…because mine is sure wearing out. One day, sooner or later, you’re going to leave it, and you’re going to sleep.”
Archive for Category: "Blues Legends 2011"
“I see us as a big human energy on this planet – sometimes it’s oceans that separate us, sometimes it’s musical styles but there’s always places where everything connects because we are all human. Music is the planetary language – it’s the language of the universe.”
On stage John Hammond can rip up a Blues song with the best of them. He has the history and the accolades to prove it. However, up close and personal, John Hammond is a quiet man. The first time I saw John, was at a Blues Festival in Wheeling, WV. There he was sitting by the [...]
There are many definitions of the word Legend such as a collection of stories of an admirable person. This is the word that describes Denise LaSalle. I had a list of questions for Ms. LaSalle. However, I didn’t really ask that many questions to hear the stories she had to tell. In the short time [...]