Thursday, March 08, 2007

Paul deLay, 1952-2007


Portland bluesman Paul deLay died March 7. He was 55. deLay led a hard knock life. He didn't play "the blooze"; he was the real deal. He's heard here on his 1999 album deLay Does Chicago. This original composition showcases his expressive voice and remarkable skill on harmonica.

My review of Wynton Marsalis' intriguing new From the Plantation To Penitentiary is here. I enjoyed talking to Aaron Lewis of Staind last week. My profile is here. (Registration may be required.)

The New York Times has a nice video feature on Jay Farrar of Son Volt.

Kansas City Click: Get your nose broken Irish-style tonight at the Beaumont. The Dropkick Murphys headline a show that also includes excellent true believers The Briggs.

1 comment:

bgo said...

I am truly saddened by the news of Paul deLay's passing. Many, many years ago, my friend Mark DuFresne, former lead singer of Roomful Of Blues, hipped me to Paul. The guy was everything that most blues pretenders wish for. He was blues royalty of the rarest sort. RIP Paul deLay.