A native of Pasadena, Texas, Lightfoot was the authentic embodiment of the “workingman’s blues” others sing about.
He lived for a time on the west coast, mainly around Oakland, before returning to Houston where he helped resurrect the careers of blues legends Joe “Guitar” Hughes, Pete Mayes, and Big Walter the Thunderbird.
Jerry Lightfoot was always a friend to the music and was a presence in the Austin music scene for decades.
His final recording, “Texistentialism” featured Lightfoot’s new Band of Wonder, with guest appearances by Carolyn Wonderland and former Grateful Dead piano player Vince Welnick,
He is survived by his wife Colleen, and their daughter, Skylar.