Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Featured Blues Artist this week: Rube Lacey

Rube Lacey(1901-1972)

Heroes of the Blues Trading Tee Card #13

Art by R. Crumb, Text by Stephen Calt

Rubin (Rube) Lacey was born in 1901 at Pelahatchie, Mississippi, and learned guitar in his teens from an older performer, George Hendrix, Working out of the Jackson area in the Mississippi Delta, he became one of the state's most popular blues singers. His bottleneck style inspired that of the better-known performer Son house. In 1928, Lacey recorded two dance tunes for Paramount; four years later he became a minister. He died in 1972.

Enjoy 15% off both short and long sleeve Rube Lacey, Heroes of the Blues t-shirts this week! A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this Keep on Truckin' Apparel exclusive t-shirt will be donated to Music Maker Relief Foundation.

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