The Killer Blues Headstone Project exists to provide headstones
for blues musicians lying in unmarked graves.
Steven A. Salter.....President, Whitehall, MI
Aaron Pritchard......Vice President, St. Louis, MO
Leslie M. Salter......Secretary, Whitehall, MI
Keith Petersen............Board Member, Americus, GA
Hank Mowery..........Board Member, Grand Rapids, MI
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After years of research we have finally published the most comprehensive guide ever, to blues artists buried in the Chicago area! Get yours now and support our mission!
(Go to our merchandise page to order your copy before they are gone. This is a very limited printing
of 100 copies.)
We are very pleased to announce the placement of a headstone
for Amos Easton, professionally known as "Bumble Bee Slim"!
The Killer Blues Headstone Project had been searching for the grave site of Amos Easton for many years without success. Amos Easton, aka Bumble Bee Slim, died on June 8, 1968. On June 13, 2021, we reached out to Tori Brovet, a researcher known as graveyardsnoop at findagrave.com who informed us of other family members of Mr. Easton who were buried at St. Matthews AME church cemetery in Waynesville, GA. Our Georgia KBHP board member, Keith Petersen traveled to the cemetery on June 20, 2021 to investigate. He made contact with Mr. Daniel S. "Red" Cohen, who actually dug the grave for Mr. Easton in 1968. Mr. Cohen was able to show Mr. Petersen the exact location of Mr. Easton's grave. As we were unable to locate any other living family members, we asked Mr. Cohen to approve our proposed headstone design. On August 13, 2021 Mr. Petersen delivered the finished headstone to the cemetery to be placed by he and "Red" 53 years after "Bumble Bee Slim" passed.