Blues Guitarist Smokin' Joe Kubek Dead At 58

(The Blues) Blues guitarist Smokin' Joe Kubek has died of a heart attack shortly before he was due to take the stage at a music festival in North Carolina. He was 58-years-old.

The Texas musician was set to appear at Pleasure Island Seafood & Blues Festival on Sunday when he took ill. He worked with longtime musical partner Bnois King for almost 30 years and he is survived by his wife Phyllis.

Edward Chmelewski, president of Kubek's label Blind Pig Records, says: "Joe was truly one of the good guys, a humble, kind person and an immensely gifted musician. It's a great loss for all of us. We feel privileged to have known him and documented his music."

As well as Bnois King, Kubek worked with Al 'TNT' Braggs and Freddie King. His most recent release was this year's album Fat Man's Shine Parlor with Bnois King. Read more here.

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