Tabby Thomas dies at 84 _lowres

Advocate Staff Photo by Travis Spradling -- Local bluesman Tabby Thomas sings, backed by the Dixon Correctional Center Band, at Baker Municipal Building, at a kickoff for the Greater Baton Rouge Senior Olympic Games on March 15, 2007, which begin March 17th. Tabby Thomas and Dixon Correctional Center Band will provide the entertainment.

Legendary Baton Rouge bluesman Tabby Thomas died early Wednesday, according to his son’s website.

Thomas was 84.

Blues musician Chris Thomas King posted a tribute to his father, who would have turned 85 on Sunday.

More details to come.