Fat Possum Records succeeded in recording Asie only twice: once at Junior Kimbrough’s club and once at Jimmy’s Auto Care (Fat Possum’s old recording studio). Those recordings were released on the album “Worried” originally intended to be demo tapes. A private man, all anyone knew about Asie was that he lived in a shotgun shack with no phone, no air conditioning and that whenever the fields were dry enough for tractor tires, he was working in them. When they were too wet, Asie was impossible to find. He lived in Holly Ridge almost all of his life and, like his father before him, spent Saturday nights playing in one of the two small grocery stores that qualify Holly Ridge for a name on the map.
Final Resting Place:
Holly Ridge Cemetery
Holly Ridge, Mississippi, 38751
Grave Location Description
Asie Payton’s grave is located in the middle of the cemetery in front towards the road. He shares this cemetery with Charley Patton and Willie Foster.
The cemetery is difficult to find however the GPS coordinates are 33.44544, -90.75801