Legendary Fort Worth bluesman Stephen Bruton has passed away due to complications from cancer. Last time we heard from Bruton, back in January, he was in recovery and doing well but had to cancel a Bass Hall date. No word yet on the album that HearSay told you the singer-songwriter/guitarist had been working on.
‘Weekly’ scribe and local musician/author/blogger Ken Shimamoto, a.k.a. The Stashdauber, got the word earlier today.
Of the early Fort Worth scene, Bruton has said, “The thing about Fort Worth is that there was no scene there. No one was looking at Fort Worth, believe me. But there was great music there and always has been. It’s always been black guys and white guys playing together. There was this great exchange of music.”
Still is, Stephen. And will be for a long time, special thanks to you.