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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Foster Wiley RIP

From Bob Corritore

  • RIP Foster "Mr Tater, The Music Maker" Wiley - Unknown birthday to September 10, 2010. Foster "Mr.Tater, The Music Maker" Wiley  was a popular street singer who resided and performed in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Mr.Tater passed away on Friday, September 10th, of kidney failure. He was best known for his daily appearances just outside the storefront of Cat Head Delta Blues and Folk Art, where owner Roger Stolle always made him feel welcome. Mr. Tater's rough and tumble blues style, and warm, toothy smile became emblematic of his home town. He recorded a few locally distributed albums and appeared on a number of anthologies and documentaries. Mr. Tater will be missed by all. To read the article on his life in, click here. To see him on YouTube in an interview and performance click here, and here. To see Mr. Tater in a group shot on the cover of Big City Blues click here, and to see his MySpace site click here.

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