Lucky Peterson died on Sunday. The news, announced via Facebook, came out of nowhere. Peterson was a veteran bluesman — he’d been playing for 50 years — but he was still only 55. The cause of death is unknown, or at least it is to the public. There are plenty of entry points to Peterson’s career; this obituary has a good rundown of the trailheads from which to explore further.
But if you want, perhaps, something that is a bit more ephemeral, a mood rather than a Spotify playlist, check out “Tucker’s Blues,” the story Sanderia Faye wrote for our first collection of microfiction in 2017. It’s the first thing that popped into my head when I heard the news.