L. C. Ulmer, American blues musician, Died at 87


Lee Chester Ulmer was born on August 28, 1928, and died on February 14, 2016.

He was an American delta blues musician,

He was known as a professionally as L. C. Ulmer.

L. C. Ulmer was a regular performer for over half a century, playing at festivals and clubs throughout the United States and elsewhere, but particularly in the Deep South.

Lee was also featured in the 2008 documentary film, M for Mississippi: A Road Trip through the Birthplace of the Blues.

L. C. Ulmer first influences came from the music of Blind Roosevelt Graves.

Over the years in his career, L.C. Ulmer met or played with numerous notable musicians including Elvis Presley, Les Paul and Mary Ford, Brook Benton, Nat King Cole, Fats Domino, Louis Armstrong, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Howlin’ Wolf, and Buddy Guy.

He was a multi-instrumentalist, and frequently performed in his younger days as a one-man band.

His 2011 album, called Blues Come Yonder, was released by Hill Country Records and had Jimbo Mathus in the backing band.

Few of his tracks included eleven self-penned efforts and a cover of Hank Williams’, “I Saw the Light”.

Ulmer performed at the Muddy Roots Music Festival, in 2012 and 2013.

L. C. Ulmer passed away 87 yrs old.