Writing Fat Man Blues was a labour of love, which has created new friendships across the world. Here are some examples of some of the wonderful people that I have met as a direct result of my book, and the help they have given to me to promote it.
Trevor ‘Babajack’ Steger is a Worcestershire blues musician and a genuine nice guy. His debut solo album, “Sawdust Man” is due for release on 1st May 2018.
Tone Tanner is another Worcestershire based musician, and an equally nice guy who generously invited me to read from Fat Man Blues at one of his gigs. Tone will be releasing “Duels”, his new EP, in early 2018.
Jennifer Sinquefield King lives in Mississippi, and took some very cool photographs of Fat Man Blues at historic blues venues in the Mississippi Delta.
When fellow writer Rita King (daughter of blues legend, BB King) contacted me to wish me luck with my book, I was smiling for about a week.
British photographer Keith Perry sent me some pictures of Fat Man Blues with a National Resonator guitar. Not just any guitar, though. This particular National once belonged to Mississippi bluesman, Booker White, who gave his guitar to Keith in the 1970s. The incredible story of Keith’s friendship with Booker is told in The Legend of Booker’s Guitar