Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Sam Myers

Sorry to hear that Sam Myers has died of cancer. I saw Sam with Anson Funderburgh's band on a number of occasions, including New Orleans Jazzfest and the Beale Street Festival in Memphis and always enjoyed his slightly eccentric performances. Although only 70 when he died, he always seemed older, as he ambled unsteadily onto the stage dressed in his trademark smart dark suit and dark glasses. He would stand almost motionless, looking straight ahead, as he sang and played harmonica. Always a joy to listen to, and to watch. Another of the original bluesmen has passed away.


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