Vicksburg Blues Legend Terry Evans Dead At 80

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VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — Blues artist Terry Evans has died. Evans, born in Vicksburg in 1937 worked with many musicians through his long career including Ry Cooder, Bobby King, John Fogerty, Eric Clapton, Boz Scaggs, Maria Muldaur and Hans Theessink. He gained a bigger audience through his involvement in the soundtrack to the 1986 film “Crossroads” – with his voice featured on the title track in the film itself, and on the soundtrack on the song, “Down in Mississippi”. Between 1994 and his death, Evans released seven solo albums. His last, Delta Time, was a joint effort with Hans Theessink in 2012. Evans passed away at a hospital in California after falling ill during a recent tour in Europe. Evans was 80 years old.

 


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1 Comment on "Vicksburg Blues Legend Terry Evans Dead At 80"

  1. Big man and musician, I like his soul. R.I.P.

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