It took a long time to really put this playlist together properly. The news of Justin's passing hit like a punch in the gut. I'd never met the man and only saw him perform twice, but from the time I felt a connection to him the first heard his record Harlem River Blues.
There's a raw honesty and studied craftsmanship to all his work. The hard living, doubt and confidence is all there in his voice. He was a generous soul—the evidence in his performances and in the stories those have shared since he left us.
You'll be missed and remembered by many, Justin. Rest easy.