Hubert Sumlin at SXSW - photo by clint gilders - staff photographer
Tonight a dream of mine came true. I got to see and photograph one of the greatest living bluesmen. Hubert Sumlin. Hubert was the guitarist for Howlin Wolf, and also later Muddy Waters. Hubert is a gifted blues guitarist and his influence has been felt from Eric Clapton to Jimi Hendrix, to Led Zepplin and countless others.
Hubert was sitting in with Kenny Wayne Shepherd at Antone's tonight in Austin. Kenny has just set out on a tour in support of his new album and DVD Ten Days Out and Hubert is accompanying him.
Seeing Hubert just makes you smile. He is so full of life and always has this coy grin. The blues just flow from his every pore.
Did I mention I like Hubert Sumlin. Well, a fella can gush every now and then.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd at SXSW - photo by clint gilders - staff photographer