Thursday, March 24, 2011

Honoring Pinetop Perkins

Pinetop Perkins (Photo by Andrew Stearns)
Blues piano player Joe Willie "Pinetop" Perkins (July 7, 1913-March 21, 2011) passed away peacefully at home on Monday in Austin, Texas at the age of 97. Over the years, the Grammy award winner performed with many blues legends, including Muddy Waters, B.B. King and John Lee Hooker. His latest recording is "Joined at the Hip," a collaborative project with Willie “Big Eyes” Smith released in June 2010.

If you would like to honor Pinetop's legacy, you can make a donation to The Pinetop Perkins Foundation.  Donations can be made by check or through PayPal. The mission of the tax exempt non-profit organization is to provide encouragement and support for youth and young people at the beginning of their musical career; and help provide care and safety for elderly musicians at the twilight of their career.
Contributions can be mailed to:  The Pinetop Perkins Foundation, P.O. Box 1916, Clarksdale, MS 38614.
Visitation and funeral services have been set. For details, go to Pinetop's website by clicking here.

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