Robert “Wolfman” Belfour Has Died

Written by on February 25, 2015

Legendary bluesman Robert “Wolfman” Belfour passed away this (Wednesday) morning at his home.

Contributions are needed to assist the family with final arrangements for Robert. The Memphis Blues Society is collecting donations for the family. Your help would be most appreciated.

To make a secure online contribution, please go to the Memphis Blues Society homepage at: http://www.memphisbluessocoety.com/ On the left side of the page (below the link to purchase MBS T-Shirts) Cick on the link “Robert Belfour Benefit”.

Robert was one of the last of the great Mississippi bluesmen. He was taught the guitar by his father Grant Belfour at a young age. Robert continued to hone his craft from other greats like Otha Turner, R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough. Junior’s influence on him was huge as the Wolfman set deep roots in the North Mississippi Hill Country style of playing.

In 1959, Robert moved to Memphis and worked in the construction business for some 35 years. He began playing on Beale street in the 1980’s and in 1994 had 8 songs featured on a compilation album called The Spirit Lives On, Deep South Country Blues and Spirituals in The 1990’s released on the German label Hot Fox Records.

In 2000, he released his first album called What’s Wrong With You and in 2003 released Pushin’ My Luck. Both from Fat Possum Records.

Robert “Wolfman” Belfour was 74 years of age.

His music is played on the Booze & Blues Show (among many other blues radio shows around the world) on Radio-Memphis.

 

 


Radio Memphis

Current track
TITLE
ARTIST

Background