During a recent trip to Texas I was able to visit the gravesites of a number of blues musicians from the Brazos River valley – from Dallas to Houston and points between. You’ll find photos and locations on the updated Blues Gravesites page. Artists include Freddie King, Frankie Lee Sims, Lil’ Son Jackson, Whistlin’ Alex Moore, Black Ace, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Mance Lipscomb, Amos Milburn, Juke Boy Bonner, and Lightnin’ Hopkins.
Also, somehow I overlooked adding the photos and information for Frank Frost, Robert Nighthawk, Sonny Boy Williamson II and Son Sims from a trip back in 2009.
Finally, I visited the legendary Sam Phillips, record producer and founder of Sun Records, at his final resting place as well as updating the GPS location of Furry Lewis‘ gravesite here in Memphis.
The interactive map has been updated so it’s easy for you to visit each of these fine musicians, as well as the photos and location information so you can visit them yourself. Enjoy!