Blind Willie McTell

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About Blind Willie McTell

Blind Willie McTell would be remembered today if only because Bob Dylan immortalized him in song, but McTell's legacy (recording from the 1920s to the 1950s) extends well beyond a single cut. A masterly 12-string guitar player, McTell came to epitomize the sophisticated blues style popular in Atlanta and up the East Coast. All the same, the Allman Brothers and others found plenty of gritty fire in his "Statesboro Blues."

Thomson, GA, United States
5 May 1898
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