Sunday, August 16

Blind Willie McTell

Wikipedia - "Blind Willie McTell (born William Samuel McTier; May 5, 1898 – August 19, 1959) was a Piedmont and ragtime blues singer and guitarist. He played with a fluid, syncopated fingerstyle guitar technique, common among many exponents of Piedmont blues, although, unlike his contemporaries, he came to use twelve-string guitars exclusively. McTell was also an adept slide guitarist, unusual among ragtime bluesmen. His vocal style, a smooth and often laid-back tenor, differed greatly from many of the harsher voice types employed by Delta bluesmen, such as Charley Patton. McTell embodied a variety of musical styles, including blues, ragtime, religious music and hokum. ..."
amazon: Blind Willie McTell
American Music
YouTube: You Was Born To Die, Statesboro Blues, Southern Can Is Mine, Lord, Send Me An Angel, Searching The Desert For The Blues, Dying Crapshooters Blues, Broke Down Engine, Delia, Lay Some Flowers On My Grave, Mama, 'Tain't Long Fo' Day, Writin' Paper Blues, Low Rider's Blues, Drive Away Blues
YouTube: Blind Willie McTell talking about his life and the blues
YouTube: Georgia Blues: Blind Willie McTell 56:45