George 'Mojo' Buford Benefit to take place in St. Paul on Sunday
|Photo By Tim Holek|
Buford recorded some of his own albums for the Mr. Blues label, as well as the renowned British blues label, JSP Records, but he will always be most famous for his superb work with Waters. His passing has not only saddened his family, but also placed quite a financial burden on them, and this benefit is not only a tribute to Buford and his music, but it's also a fundraiser to help ease the economic strain on his family.
Starting at 2:00 p.m. this Sunday at Wilebski Blues Saloon in St. Paul, family, friends, and fellow musicians will gather to pay tribute to George 'Mojo' Buford. The partial list of performers is quite a formidable collection of bluesmen themselves, who no doubt will honor and celebrate the life and music of Mojo Buford. And yes, of course there will be a jam!
Curt Obeda with Members of the Butanes
Dan Schwalbe with members of the Rough Cuts
Mick McCormick with members of the Barking Ducks
Dave "Cool Breeze" Brown
More information on the benefit can be found on the event's Facebook page.
For everyone who cannot attend but would still like to help out Buford's family, a non-profit account has been set up for people to contribute any dontation, no matter the size.
You can make a check out to "George Mojo Buford Benefit Memorial" and send to the
George Mojo Buford Benefit Memorial
c/o Elizabeth Markoe
668 Viking Dr. E
Maplewood, MN 55117
Rest in peace, Mojo. And may your music and spirit always live on.