Fillmore Slim

Fillmore Slim was a pleasant surprise at the King Biscuit Blues Festival. Hadn’t just the fact that he’s still alive and performing came as a shock but the fact that his set had the crowd up and moving. When he told the story of how he was Etta James’ first “boyfriend” I thought he was telling a tall tale but many stories confirmed that the knew each other in San Francisco when Etta was in her teens. And he’s wasn’t shy about talking about his pimp days. Another blues legend I got to see before he is gone.