List of country blues musicians

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The following is a list of country blues musicians.

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  • Sonny Boy Nelson (December 23, 1908 – November 4, 1998). Multi-instrumentalist (banjo, guitar, harmonica, horn, mandolin and violin).[95]
  • Robert Nighthawk (November 30, 1909 – November 5, 1967). He played with Big Joe Williams and Sonny Boy Williamson I.[96]
  • Hammie Nixon (January 22, 1908, Brownsville, Tennessee – August 17, 1984). Born Hammie Nickerson, he began his music career with jug bands in the 1920s. He is best known as a country blues harmonica player. He also played the kazoo, guitar and jug. He played with the guitarist Sleepy John Estes for half a century, first recording with Estes in 1929 for Victor Records. He also recorded with Little Buddy Doyle, Lee Green, Clayton T. Driver, Charlie Pickett and Son Bonds.[97]

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  • Charley Patton (April 1891 [uncertain, possibly 1881, 1885, or 1887] – April 28, 1934). Delta blues guitarist and singer. Considered one of the originators of the delta blues style itself.[98]
  • Peg Leg Sam (December 18, 1911 – October 27, 1977). Harmonica player and singer.[99]
  • Robert Petway (October 18, 1907 – May 30, 1978). Delta blues guitarist and singer. He composed and performed "Catfish Blues".[100]
  • Reverend Peyton (born April 12, 1981). Guitarist and singer.[101]
  • Dan Pickett (August 31, 1907 – August 16, 1967),[102] born as James Founty, was an American Piedmont blues and country blues singer, guitarist and songwriter.[103][104] He only recorded fourteen tracks for Gotham Records in 1949, several of which were issued in more recent times. AllMusic noted that "Pickett had a distinctive rhythmic style and unique phrasing that makes his records compelling decades after his release".[105]
  • Polka Dot Slim (December 9, 1926 – June 22, 1981). Singer and harmonica player.[106]

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  • Henry Qualls (July 8, 1934 – December 7, 2003)[107] was an American Texas and country blues guitarist and singer. He found success late in his life after being "discovered" in 1993 by the Dallas Blues Society.[108] He released his only album in 1994 but toured globally playing at a number of festivals.

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