Robert Johnson influenced everyone from Muddy Waters to The Rolling Stones, and shaped the future of rock'n'roll. We celebrate his life and legacy.
“The Father Of The Folk Blues”, Son House, Jr, was a major influence on Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson, and helped create the Delta Blues sound.
In August 1941, John Lomax recorded Muddy Waters with Henry ‘Son’ Sims playing ‘Country Blues’, ‘I Be Troubled’ and ‘Burr Clover Blues’.
'Revival: The Resurrection of Son House' is playing at the Geva Theatre Centre.
Charley Patton was the inspiration for every Delta bluesman that followed in his wake and his influence still resonates today
The version from Wilson's 'New Moon Daughter' album was selected by the HBO series' soundtrack curator T Bone Burnett.
Watch an unreleased bonus scene from Johnny Winter: Down & Dirty, the newly documentary about the late, great slide guitar player, out on DVD and at iTunes.
The Blues are all about the individual; at one with their music & feelings, and no better does a guitarist who feels every nuance of the blues.
The National was originally intended for Hawaiian and Jazz players but it became the favoured guitar of the great Blues guitar players.