Tabby Thomas dies in Baton Rouge at 84
Legendary bluesman Tabby Thomas has died at his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at the age of 84.
His daughter, Joylyn Thomas Wright, says her father passed away “peacefully and of natural causes” Wednesday.
Tabby Thomas would have turned 85 on Sunday.
Funeral arrangements were pending.
Tabby Thomas is best known for his Louisiana-style blues, a hard-driving blues influenced by the Chicago bands.
He opened a music club in Baton Rouge called Tabby’s Blues Box, which closed in November 2004 after Thomas suffered a stroke and could no longer oversee its operations.
Tabby Thomas was married to Jocelyn Johnson for over 50 years. She passed away in 2005.They had eight children and 20 grandchildren.
Tabby Thomas’ son, Chris Thomas King, is also a musician known for his fusion of rap and blues.
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