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Reverend Keith A. Gordon

Lone Star Shootout: Best of the Texas Bluesmen

By November 28, 2012

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Johnny Winter bobbleheadMaybe it's true what they say - that everything is bigger in Texas - but I do know that, in many instances, the blues are bigger in the Lone Star state. While the Mississippi Delta is usually looked at as the birthplace of the blues, and the Carolina are credited as home for the acoustic Piedmont blues style, there's no denying that the Lone Star State has had a major influence on the evolution and mainstream popularity of the blues.

While Charley Patton, Son House, and other Delta bluesmen were busy creating America's greatest musical genre, a few hundred miles to the west in Texas, artists like Blind Lemon Jefferson and Texas Alexander were putting their own unique stamp on the music. These are the Reverend's picks for the best of the Texas bluesmen...vote in our poll below for your favorite blues artist from the Lone Star state.

Johnny Winter bobblehead photo courtesy Aggronautix

Comments

December 4, 2012 at 2:26 pm
(1) KCSteve says:

I know you’ll get a lot of “You forgot…” comments, so here’s mine.

Bugs Henderson

December 4, 2012 at 5:10 pm
(2) nick branston says:

Hey !! Where’s Billy Gibbons in this one ?
Surely he deserves a mention ?!!!

December 4, 2012 at 5:10 pm
(3) nick branston says:

Hey !! Where’s Billy Gibbons in this one ?
Surely he deserves a mention ?!!!

December 4, 2012 at 5:12 pm
(4) nick branston says:

Why isn’t Billy Gibbons on this list ?!!

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