I just received the knockout punch news that Terry Evans has passed.
I’m going to try and put thoughts to paper in a distressed state and hope it conveys at least some of my feeling for Terry and his music.
Hans Theessink, guitarist and collaborator for the past twenty years, shared on Facebook," One of the greatest voices in American music won't sound no more." Terry Evans passed on January 20 at age 80. Born in the heart of the Delta in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Terry Evans got his start in the church choir. Only allowed to sing gospel, he would have to "slip away" to sing secular songs and secretly listen to music from Elmore James, Little Walter, Albert King and B.B. King. Influenced by those great musicians, Terry decided to be a soul singer and toured the South with an...
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