9/01/2005

R.L. Burnside, R.I.P.

I am incredibly saddened to learn that Blues musician R.L. Burnside has passed away. He was best known to most for his songs on various Sopranos' soundtracks, but Burnside was an old Delta Blues man who didn't get much notice for most of his life until he was signed by Fat Possum Records in the early '90s. A string of blues albums with a punk-rock edge followed. You may have heard all the Blues greats and thought you'd heard it all, but until you listen to R.L. Burnside, believe me, you haven't. Rest in peace, R.L.