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Ben Payton, of Jackson, Mississippi, is an acoustic blues artist with strong roots in the Delta. As a teenager in the 1960s his family moved to Chicago, and he took advantage of the city’s vibrant blues scene, playing with artists such as Bobby Rush. He put down his guitar in the 1970s to focus on family, but was back at it by the 1990s, and returned to his home state of Mississippi to study the greats like Robert Johnson and Charley Patton....

Ben Payton, of Jackson, Mississippi, is an acoustic blues artist with strong roots in the Delta. As a teenager in the 1960s his family moved to Chicago, and he took advantage of the city’s vibrant blues scene, playing with artists such as Bobby Rush. He put down his guitar in the 1970s to focus on family, but was back at it by the 1990s, and returned to his home state of Mississippi to study the greats like Robert Johnson and Charley Patton....

J.W. Warren was born in 1921 in Enterprise, Al. He entered the military as a young adult and served for 14 years. While stationed overseas with the military in 1947, he won first prize in a music contest. After his stint in the military, he began to play blues at bars and house parties in southeast Alabama. Like many lower Chattahoochee blues artists, he cites Blind Boy Fuller as a key influence. J.W. died on August, 5, 2003.

J.W. Warren was born in 1921 in Enterprise, Al. He entered the military as a young adult and served for 14 years. While stationed overseas with the military in 1947, he won first prize in a music contest. After his stint in the military, he began to play blues at bars and house parties in southeast Alabama. Like many lower Chattahoochee blues artists, he cites Blind Boy Fuller as a key influence. J.W. died on August, 5, 2003.

Blues musician Nathaniel H. ‘‘Nat’’ Reese (March 4, 1924-June 8, 2012)   Born in West Virginia Nat was a multitalented blues artist who over the years worked with many blues greats.

Blues musician Nathaniel H. ‘‘Nat’’ Reese (March Born in West Virginia Nat was a multitalented blues artist who over the years worked with many blues greats.

Hersal Thomas (c. 1909 – July 3, 1926) was a blues pianist and composer. He recorded a number of sides for Okeh Records in 1925 and 1926.  Thomas was born in Houston, Texas, and displayed an early talent for blues playing and composition. He was one of several musicians in his family. His brother George W. Thomas was also a skilled piano player, while his sister Sippie Wallace and niece Hociel Thomas were singers of note.

Hersal Thomas (c. 1909 – July 3, 1926) was a blues pianist and composer. He recorded a number of sides for Okeh Records in 1925 and 1926. Thomas was born in Houston, Texas, and displayed an early talent for blues playing and composition. He was one of several musicians in his family. His brother George W. Thomas was also a skilled piano player, while his sister Sippie Wallace and niece Hociel Thomas were singers of note.

With a voice full of life, former sharecropper Boo Hanks—who reportedly shares a lineage with both Abraham Lincoln and Blind Boy Fuller—is an authentic master of the fingerpicked Piedmont style. For good reason, too: He's played it since growing up in the hills of rural Vance County, NC...

With a voice full of life, former sharecropper Boo Hanks—who reportedly shares a lineage with both Abraham Lincoln and Blind Boy Fuller—is an authentic master of the fingerpicked Piedmont style. For good reason, too: He's played it since growing up in the hills of rural Vance County, NC...

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