ROBERT "WOLFMAN" BELFOUR
February 25, 2015 - Robert "Wolfman" Belfour passed away at his home at age 74.
Mr. Belfour at Cat Head in Clarksdale by Shein Die
Born just south of Holly Springs, Mississippi,
and the heart of Hill Country Blues, Robert Belfour was surrounded
by other Hill Country Blues artists such as Junior Kimbrough,
Otha Turner, and R.L. Burnside. Throughout the years, he was
known to play frequently in Memphis, TN and in Clarksdale, MS.
Grant Belfour, Robert's father, taught
him to play the guitar and later, after his father's death,
was influenced by Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Lightnin'
Hopkins. In the 1960's he and his wife moved to Memphis and
he put aside his musical ambition to support family by working
He began performing in clubs on Beale
Street in the 80's and his career really began in the 90's.
Released in 1994, Dr. David Evans compilation album "The
Spirit Lives On: Deep South Country Blues and Spirituals in
the 1990's" featured a number of Belfour's songs. Then, in 2000, Fat Possum Records released
Robert's album "What's Wrong with You" and in 2003,
released "Pushin' My Luck". Both albums garnered high
For nearly twenty years, you could easily
have found him performing at the Southern Blues Festivals and
at the clubs in Clarksdale and Memphis.
Funeral arrangements for Robert
AT FUNERAL HOME (Memphis, TN):
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Hickory Hill Funeral Home
5270 Knight Arnold St.
Memphis, TN 38118
Funeral director Jeremy M. Harris
FUNERAL AT CHURCH (Red Banks,
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - Open Casket 11:00am;
Funeral 12:00pm (cemetery to follow)
Mt. Newell M.B. Church
1861 N. Red Banks Rd
Red Banks, MS 38661
Deacon Richard Moore, Secretary Stephanie Blake
Special Tribute performance by Leo "Bud" Welch.
The Blues Foundation's HART Fund has generously
paid for Robert's funeral expenses. The Killer Blues Headstone
Project has offered to pay for and place a headstone for the
gravesite. The Memphis Blues Society has also raised additional
funds for the burial and family.