Memphis Minnie

Blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. 1897-1973.  Acoustic Guitar Magazine

Son House

American Delta blues singer and guitarist, 1902-1988. For Acoustic Guitar Magazine

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Charley Patton

American Delta blues musician, 1891-1934. For Acoustic Guitar Magazine

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Tampa Red

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. 

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Skip James

American Delta blues singer, guitarist, pianist and songwriter, 1902-1969. Acoustic Guitar Magazine

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Booker White

Booker White, 1906-1977, was an American blues musician, singer and songwriter.  For Acoustic Guitar Magazine

Elizabeth Cotten

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.