The Killer Blues Headstone Project is a nonprofit effort to bring belated recognition to long-forgotten blues musicians. The organization places headstones on the graves of blues musicians, many of whom were buried in unmarked graves. The flat grave markers are engraved with the artist’s dates of birth and death, along with images of keyboards, saxophones, musical notes or guitars.
The organization's efforts are concentrated in a fertile blues corridor that stretches from the Mississippi Delta through St. Louis, north to Chicago and Michigan. However, the same group has occasionally honored musicians as far away as California.
You can read more about this worthwhile project at http://www.killerblues.net/. A photo album of headstones already placed on graves may be found at http://www.killerblues.net/Headstones-Placed.html. You can click on any headstone image for more information about the artist.
My thanks to newsletter reader Lois Thompson Rekowski for telling me about this great project.