Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Snooks Eaglin R.I.P.

Snooks eaglin passed today. I'm really sad about that. He was one of the first guys I saw 20 years ago on my first trip to New Orleans. He always represented, to me, the soul of New Orleans. Blind since childhood, he usually played solo, and could, and would play any song that struck his fancy. There was a time when Jon Clearys band backed him up, and that was really great. He was a regular at the Rock n bowl, and I don't think I ever saw a jazzfest when he wasn't playing. Listen to him, and read more here. Another great musician has died.