Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Pinetop Perkins Bluesman

Born in Belzoni, Mississippi in 1913 Pinetop Perkins is one of the original blues piano players.  Perkins was featured on the King Biscuit Time radio show broadcast from Helena, Arkansas in the decades before World War II.  Pinetop is still going strong appearing around Austin weekly and is touring this spring.
copyright Will van Overbeek  


  1. I love this shot. It's amazing. Absolutely amazing. Keep it coming.

  2. What an amazing portrait. Absolutely riveting.

    Pinetop is one of the greats. I heard him many times; back in the 80s and 90s he'd play in NY every year or two.

  3. brilliant capture of the bluesman for the world to see... thanks for sharing

  4. Agreed, superb image. Can't get past his fingers, they remind me of kabana sausage!

  5. Fabulous shot! it captures a whole different side of him than I knew- the big flirt! He was always flirting with the ladies!


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