Rhythm & Blues guitarist Snooks Eaglin, a legend of the New Orleans music scene, died on 2/18 at age 72.
Blind since early childhood, he became a giant in a city of many giants and performed with everyone, including Professor Longhair and Allen Toussaint.
Snooks was a fixture at the annual New Orleans Jazz Fest which is where I had the chance to see him about 10 years ago.
This piece was originally done for a series of CD covers for Capitol Records that I did in the mid-90's called the Capitol Blues Collection.
Paul Rogers February 22, 2009
Stephen Kroninger February 22, 2009
Great artist. Both of you.
Steve B February 22, 2009
Poetry in line and wc technique. So fine Joe.
Joseph Fiedler February 23, 2009
I saw him play in a bowling alley in New Orleans. Really, really intense! On the other sider of the alley Johnny Adams [the tan canary] held forth. He was an awesome, unheralded American artist. Great picture, man!
Drew Friedman February 23, 2009
Great one Joe!