Sam John “Lightnin'” Hopkins walkin’ down the street by himself, dressed like a badass and carrying his trusted instrument of choice. We adore this candid shot of Lightnin’ Hopkins. Hopkins, of course, was a Texas / country blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist noted as one of the great all-time guitarists. Musicologist Robert “Mack” McCormick once said of Hopkins, “[he’s] the embodiment of the jazz-and-poetry spirit, representing its ancient form in the single creator whose words and music are one act.” Amen, Mack.
– Brian M. Reiser,
Keeping the Blues Alive