Tuesday, September 13, 2005

JamBase | CLARENCE 'GATEMOUTH' BROWN: 1924 - 2005

ORANGE, Texas. -- Friends, fans and peers expressed sadness this weekend with the passing of American Roots Music legend Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown.
After evacuating his beloved home in Slidell, Louisiana, to Orange, TX to escape the path of Hurricane Katrina on August 28, 2005, Mr. Brown died in Orange, Texas on Saturday, September 10, he was 81 years old. The hurricane leveled his home, which was filled with artifacts and memorabilia from his 50-plus years of recording. He had been battling lung cancer, emphysema and heart disease and had been in ill health much of the past year. The destruction of his home weighed heavily on him.
- Josh Miller, JamBase contributor.

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