RIP Calvin Leavy | Rock Candy

Monday, June 7, 2010

RIP Calvin Leavy

Posted By on Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 12:11 PM

Bluesman Calvin Leavy, known—but not broadly enough—for his blistering cut "Cummins Prison Farm," has died while in the Arkansas state prison system. Likely from complications from diabetes, according to this report on KATV. He was 70 and had been incarcerated since 1992, when he was convicted of multiple drug-related offenses.

Hopefully, as the news starts to filter through the web, some of the man's lesser known, but equally excellent work will surface. Definitely an Arkansas music treasure.

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