I heard yesterday from my friend 'Bek that one of my favorite, if not my favorite bluesman died yesterday. R.L. Burnside died yesterday. I didn't want to believe it, but I wasn't surprised. I confirmed it just now on cnn.com
He was one of the last great bluesmen. He was a bridge from the old blues to the new. His music is often in my cd player (matter of fact he's jammin in there right now). I remember the first time I heard him on the radio 90.1 KPFT in Houston. I fell in love with his music instantly. It was balls to the wall blues. The more I heard the more I liked. He opened the bluesgates for me. I'm sad right now. But, I have a dead-homies shot ready to go in honor.
The band in Heaven just got better. Rock on R.L. you're gone, but not forgotten.