Wednesday, 24 April 2013


I'm delighted to learn, thanks to Mr. Jim Stagg, bass guitarist of the rather good band Cooper Black, that Blind Willie's original gravestone is back in McDuffie County - if not in Happy Valley then at least in Thomson GA - in very good condition and in the care of the Thomson Museum, as you see here (c/o Jim's wife, whose name I'm sorry I don't know):
As you will know, he wasn't called Eddie - that was the name of the cousin who commissioned the stone - and he wasn't born in 1898 but in 1903, quite probably on May 5th.


Jim Stagg said...

Hi wife's name is Anna, and not that it matters a jot, she didn't actually take that picture. I hope your readers....should that be followers?.....enjoy seeing the snap. Best wishes. Jim.

Vickie Nolden said...

I just discovered this wonderful book. Are there any more author dates?

Michael Gray said...

Dear Vickie
Many thanks for your comment (and your enthusiasm). Sorry it's taken me a week to respond.

No, I don't plan any further talks in 2014 but maybe in 2015 I'll undertake another tour.