Joseph Williams "Pinetop" Perkins, the man who became the oldest Grammy award winner died today in his Texas home. He was 97. Pinetop Perkins was born in Mississippi in 1913 and started his career in the late 1920s. His 2010 work called, Joined at the Hip won him a Grammy for Best Traditional Blues CD.
Original known as a sideman, Perkins spent years playing in the Muddy Waters Band and with Sonny Boy Williamson before going solo. Perkins was also nominated in 2005 for a Grammy and recognized with a lifetime achievement award for his 80 year career.