Billy F Gibbons honors Hubert Sumlin

February 28, 2012 by User 2 Comments

Billy F Gibbons joins Eric Clapton and Keith Richards to honor Hubert Sumlin in New York City. 


The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards and Eric Clapton were among a flock of rock and blues superstars who turned up in New York City last Friday (2/24) to pay tribute to late bluesman Hubert Sumlin.

The four-hour show at the sold-out Apollo Theatre in Harlem also brought out Buddy Guy, Elvis Costello, Warren Haynes, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Taj Mahal and many others to honor Sumlin, who was Howlin' Wolf's longtime guitarist. Sumlin died in December at the age of 80.

In addition to noting Sumlin's passing, the concert was also a benefit for The Jazz Foundation, which provides aid to jazz and blues musicians.

Other big names in attendance -- and onstage -- included Keb Mo, Robert Randolph, Haynes' Allman Brothers Band partner Derek Trucks, Jimmie Vaughn, and blues harp pioneer James Cotton.

Sumlin's memorial service in December was paid for by Richards and fellow Rolling Stone Mick Jagger.

  1. The Kid avatar

    Hey this Rusty Burns from Point Blank i would like to get a message to Billy when yall come to Dallas i would like to come see you guys. Its been a long time let me know if it would be ok if so i will be looking forward to seeing all yall. Please let me know God speed to all of yall.

  2. lesgoldtop57 avatar

    RIP, Mr. Sumlin, and Godspeed to you sir. Your work with the Wolf was legendary and phenomenal, your were one of the founders of electric blues guitar, and you will be missed.

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