SMOKIN’ JOE KUBEK, (2nd from left) a Dallas Blues Guitarist dies at age 58. Kubek died from a heart attack Oct. 11, Alligator Records said in a statement. He was scheduled to play at a North Carolina blues and jazz festival with Bnois King (2nd from right). Smokin' Joe Kubek is shown here during an album cover shoot, for his album Cryin for the Moon, in Memphis Tennessee in the early 90's. This picture was taken down on the Mississippi River Bluff in south Memphis.
In the early 90's he recorded a series of albums here in Memphis with Ron Levy and Rounder Records. I shot three of his album covers, including this one above. Kubek was a hard working, touring, American Texas blues electric guitarist, songwriter, and performer that will be missed.