September 11, 2005

Gatemouth Brown

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown dead at 81. Never a huge "star," his style of play was a mix of blues, jazz, country, big band, rythm and blues, and Cajun. He influenced many guitarists, including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert Collins, Frank Zappa, and Eric Clapton.

I've only recently become acquainted with his work, and I love it... wish I would have gotten to know it long ago. I was hoping to let him tell us all For Now So Long, but I haven't figured out how to post music, yet. Once I do, I'll post it.

*raising glass* To Gatemouth. Somewhere, they're welcoming a hell of an entertainer.

Posted by That 1 Guy at September 11, 2005 11:15 PM | TrackBack

Sorry I missed this post - been out of the loop lately. Yes, Brown was an original and he will be missed. He was a true musician - able to play several different instruments and styles. Good post. Cool new site, too. Congrats!

Posted by: Dash at September 13, 2005 08:38 AM