Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
For over 35 years, Texas bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins was known as the leading performer of traditional Texas blues, his distinctive guitar style and sly mix of humor and tradition mixing to make him one of the most popular performers of his day. Moving from the guitar to the piano, Elmar, AR, native Roosevelt Sykes' influential style led to a successful recording career that endured for over half a century. In this release, both musicians sit down to discuss their rich legacies before offering evidence as to just how they made their mark in music history with a pair of unforgettable performances. Songs by Hopkins include "Walkin' Down Highway 75," "Short Haired Woman," and "Mojo Hand," and songs by Sykes include "I Ain't Mad With You," "Sykes Boogie," and "Blue Moon."
blues-music, performer, guitar, piano, music