MEMORIAL DEDICATION CEREMONY IN HONOR OF
FLOYD COUNCIL, SR, A CAROLINA PIEDMONT BLUESMAN
The Heritage Foundation, Inc. is sponsoring a dedication ceremony for Floyd Council, Sr., who was a Piedmont Blues Artist. Most people are not aware of who Floyd Council was or that his name was, in part, the inspiration behind the wildly successful band called Pink Floyd. It's apparent that most wouldn't know that this blues artist's music was a great influence to this group of white rockers from across the waters, and stands as a tremendous testament to the blues legend and the influence of blacks in the music industry. It's also a testament that you never know where you might find a bit of interesting history; it just might be in a little town called Sanford, North Carolina.
Mr. Council was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but lived his entire adult life in Sanford. This great Piedmont Blues Artist is buried in an abandoned and neglected cemetery known as "White Oak," also located in Sanford, and does not have a headstone. Though The Heritage Foundation, Inc. will not have the opportunity to restore White Oak Cemetery due to circumstances beyond our control, our foundation will be dedicating a headstone that we have acquired from an organization known as "Killer Blues", that will eventually be placed at White Oak Cemetery in honor of Mr. Floyd Council, Sr., and his contribution to the blues music industry.