"I worked for him for 10 years, two records, 'West Side Strut' and 'Soul Funky.' It was the best ten years of my life. His stature, 6'4" was big, but not as big as his heart." - Lynn Orman Weiss
As part of Buddy Guy's Legends Blues Fest, the Blues Today Symposium will kick off at 2:00 pm (CDT) on Thursday, June 7th.
With Fountain at the helm, the Blind Boys rose from humble beginnings to the pinnacles of musical achievement.
A soft-spoken, witty man, Clearwater transformed into a firebrand on stage. His flamboyant, colorful performances and mild-mannered offstage persona will be mourned and remembered by millions.
"John loves his fans and is sorry to disappoint you, but is looking forward to seeing you soon at a venue near you. In the meantime, your prayers and good vibes are much appreciated!”
Stolen items include a 2013 Les Paul Gold Top, Naftaly's infamous 2001 Fender Stratocaster covered with stickers, a 2014 Squier Telecaster Blonde and more.
The nomination follows a breakthrough year for Childers, which saw the release of his critically acclaimed debut album 'Purgatory.'