Willie McTell was a Piedmont musician, remarkable not only for his powerful, clean and crisp 12-string fingerstyle technique and the ability to jump between ragtime, blues, slide, gospel, country and popular music; but also for his vocals, which sing through clear as a bell.
Great footage of Mississippi John Hurt.
Reverend Gary Davis was a towering figure in the world of fingerstyle guitar. Not only was he an incredibly powerful and diverse player, but was also blessed with a voice that could shake you to your soul.
John Hurt was a self taught guitarist, who was given his first guitar by his mother when he was just nine years old. His playing was developed in near isolation as he rarely left his hometown in the remote town of Avalon, Mississippi.
Blind Lemon Jefferson’s distinctive vocals and original, imaginative and inimitable guitar playing not only helped to define the ‘Texas Blues’ style with his influential single note runs, but also made him the first to enjoy major commercial successful blues musician.