For a quarter century, Kubek defined the Dallas blues scene, releasing fifteen albums over the years.
Kubek died shortly before he was to appear onstage at the Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival in North Carolina, according to his label. He was scheduled to play there Saturday afternoon with his longtime collaborator Bnois King.
Earlier this year, Kubek and King teamed up (for what would be the last time) for Fat Man’s Shine Parlor, delivering the goods once again.
Rest in peace, Joe!
Here's a taste of the record, which is sitting in the Vault.