Keeping The Blues Alive

Lightnin’ Hopkins

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Lightnin' Hopkins

Lightnin’ Hopkins

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

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