Tampa Red, 1904-1981, was an influential Chicago blues guitarist/singer-songwriter. He played a golden national steel guitar with a slide. Sometimes he played pop music and also developed a bawdy and humorous type of blues called Hokum. His style of music is a bridge between traditional rural blues and the urban electric.
Elizabeth Cotten, 1893-1987, was an American folk and blues musician, singer and songwriter. Self-taught, left-handed, and on an upside-down guitar, Libba created a signature style called "Cotten picking". For Acoustic Guitar Magazine.
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