Saturday, May 09, 2009
Was saddened today to receive a call from Sumter Bruton, letting me know that his brother Stephen had passed today, at age 61 in L.A., from the cancer he'd been battling for three years. Sumter said he'd heard from T-Bone Burnett, with whom Stephen was staying, that his brother "looked good today, had on his favorite band T-shirt, a slide on his finger, a pick in his hand." Stephen Bruton was a Fort Worth-born musician, songwriter, and producer who worked with a multitude of marquee artists including Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, and Delbert McClinton. No more of suffering for him.