List of country blues musicians

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The following is a list of country blues musicians.

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  • Sleepy John Estes (January 25, 1899 – June 5, 1977). Guitarist, singer and songwriter.

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  • Sonny Boy Nelson (December 23, 1908 – November 4, 1998). Multi-instrumentalist (banjo, guitar, harmonica, horn, mandolin and violin).
  • Robert Nighthawk[7] (November 30, 1909 – November 5, 1967). He played with Big Joe Willams and Sonny Boy Willamson.
  • 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.

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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.
  • Peg Leg Sam (December 18, 1911 – October 27, 1977). Harmonica player and singer.
  • Robert Petway (October 18, 1907 - May 30, 1978). Delta blues guitarist and singer. Composed and performed seminal and hugely influential "Catfish Blues".
  • Dan Pickett (August 31, 1907 – August 16, 1967),[8] born as James Founty, was an American Piedmont blues and country blues singer, guitarist and songwriter.[9][10] 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".[11]

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  • Henry Qualls (July 8, 1934 – December 7, 2003)[12] 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.[12][13] He released his only album in 1994 but toured globally playing at a number of festivals.

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  • Adia Victoria (born July 22, 1986). Singer, guitarist and songwriter

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jason Ankeny. "Backwards Sam Firk | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-05-22. 
  2. ^ Eugene Chadbourne. "Ted Bogan | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-11-08. 
  3. ^ Jason Ankeny (1927-07-18). "William Harris | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-01-07. 
  4. ^ "William Harris | Big Road Blues". Sundayblues.org. Retrieved 2017-01-07. 
  5. ^ Scott Yanow (1929-06-14). "Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order 1927 - 1929 - William Harris | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-01-07. 
  6. ^ Steve Leggett. "John Long | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-04-28. 
  7. ^ "Robert Nighthawk | Biography, Albums, Streaming Links". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-04-28. 
  8. ^ Eagle, Bob; LeBlanc, Eric S. (2013). Blues - A Regional Experience. Santa Barbara: Praeger Publishers. p. 89. ISBN 978-0313344237. 
  9. ^ Jim O'Neal. "Dan Pickett | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-10-13. 
  10. ^ "Dan Pickett's illustrated discography". Wirz.de. Retrieved 2016-10-19. 
  11. ^ Thom Owens. "1949 Country Blues - Dan Pickett | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-10-19. 
  12. ^ a b "Henry Qualls | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-01-10. 
  13. ^ Thor Christensen. "Henry Qualls: East Texas country-blues singer found success late in life". The Dallas Morning News. 

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