Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Lacy Gibson, R. I. P.

Spinner: "Lacy Gibson, a renowned blues guitarist and singer from Chicago, died Monday, April 11, after suffering a heart attack. According to Reuters, he was 74.

Born in North Carolina in 1936, Gibson's mother taught him, as Alligator Records puts it, a unique 'hillbilly' style of guitar and gospel singing. He moved to Chicago at age 13 and eventually cut his teeth with such guitarists as Lefty Bates, Matt 'Guitar' Murphy and T-Bone Walker. Unlike many of the city's famous bluesmen, Gibson also incorporated jazz and pop influences into his guitar playing, a unique style that kept him in demand throughout his career."

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