Furry Lewis began getting the recognition he deserved towards the end of his life. He opened for the Rolling Stones and even played on the Tonight Show. He is the only artist on the Fat Possum label, besides R. L. Burnside, to appear in a movie starring Burt Reynolds. Apparently, Burt turned down the leading role in Once Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest in favor of W. W. and the Dixie Dance Kings, in which Furry has a part.
Furry Lewis News
First time vinyl releases for Furry Lewis, Houston Stackhouse, and O.V. Wright available now through Fat Possum/Big Legal MessApril 8, 2016
Now available on vinyl for the very first time through Fat Possum/Big Legal Mess are three truly incredible records: 1. Furry Lewis – Good Morning Judge (recorded in Memphis, TN in 1962, originally released in 2003 on Fat Possum) –…Read More >