Los Angeles Bluesman Artwork Jamal Dead At 47, 8/13/13 – LA Times

August 15th, 2013 — 11:06am

artworkLos Angeles Bluesman Artwork Jamal Dead At 47, 8/13/13 – LA Times

Artwork Jamal once remarked that he not only sang the blues, he lived the blues. Someday, his history of hard luck and ill health may be spun into verse. But the powerful, deep-voiced Los Angeles native will sing no more.

Jamal, 47, died Aug. 6 from complications of diabetesheart disease and other ailments, said his wife, Lida Parent-Harris. Read the rest here.

A good friend and a great musician. RIP Artwork!