RIP Mel Brown
Posted on: Saturday, Mar 21, 2009
This from GuelphMercury.com
The legendary bluesman Mel Brown has died. He was 69.
Brown was admitted to the intensive care unit at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kitchener on March 1 with a collapsed lung. He never made it home. Miss Angel, Brown’s longtime wife and partner, was at his side.
Soft spoken and humble in life, Brown will be celebrated and remembered in death as one of the most talented blues guitarists to come out of the Mississippi Delta.
Born in Jackson, Miss. on Oct. 7, 1939, Brown lived in Los Angeles, Nashville and Austin before settling in Kitchener, Canada in 1989.
His first gig was with the famous harp player Sonny Boy Williamson. Brown’s last show was a Sunday afternoon gig at the Boathouse in Victoria Park, Canada.