George Butler Dies

Blues harmonica player George “Wild Child” Butler died March 1st in Windsor, Ontario.

Butler, 68, got his start as a bandleader in the 1950s in Chicago and spent stretches in New Orleans and Houston before moving to Canada in the early 1980s.

In addition to his headliner work, he served as a sideman for Jimmy Rogers, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon and John Lee Hooker, according to Reuters.

He recorded for labels including Charly, Mercury, TK, Rooster Blues, M.C., Bullseye Blues and, most recently, APO with 2001’s Sho‘ ‘Nuff.