Lightnin' Hopkins

By J Poet

 

Lightnin' Hopkins was a Texas blues guitar player who bridged the acoustic roots of the music and the more electric sounds of the 60s. He had two careers, the first as an R&B star in the 40s and 50s, the second as a folk and blues icon during the 60s blues revival. He recorded prolifically throughout his career, often making two or three albums a year, and it’s estimated he cut more than 1,000 original songs and over 100 albums, excluding reissues and compilations. He’s one of the most original and imitated blues guitarists, comfortable on both acoustic and... Read More

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