Pinetop Perkins

Pinetop Perkins, who passed away March 21 at the age of 97, was my favorite bluesman, and I will always cherish the time that I was fortunate enough to spend with him.  It made me very happy to know that my portrait of Pinetop was placed beside him at the funeral…

Here are a few short video links that capture Pinetop’s performances and personality: Video 1, Video 2

I’m sure going to miss the old guy… I loved bringing him his McDonalds and peppermint candies.  Pinetop would always say “I’m just doin’ the best I can”… and I can’t think of better words to live by.