Cootie Stark died

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Cootie Stark died

Postby blueslover » Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:43 am

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Apr-18-05 AT 08:47 PM (EST)]Just heard, that Cootie died also last Thursday

Cootie Stark is one of the last authentic Piedmont blues guitarist/singers alive today. He learned his songs at the feet of the originators of Piedmont Blues. With a repertoire of 100's of Blues and Gospel songs, he's one of the last direct links to a South long gone.

Stark, a Piedmont Blues original, has been universally praised as an international blues figure. His abrasive, percussive guitar style melds with a vocal arsenal that ranges from a roughhewn gospel shout to a tight, pretty vibrato. Both European and American concert-goers have been held captive by Stark's raw and powerful performances.

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RE: Cootie Stark died

Postby doc williamson » Wed May 04, 2005 1:49 pm

Cootie was based out of Atlanta the past few years and played a song or two at Blind Willie's and was considered Atlanta Blues Royalty. RIP.
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