In the notes to his latest radio show, Big Road Blues has some interesting commentary about classic blues musicians like Tommy Johnson:
"For a musician who cut just a handful of sides in 1928 and 1929 he was vastly influential. While his initial records sold well his influence stems mainly from those who learned directly from Johnson. David Evans began researching Johnson in the 1960’s, discovering many musicians who still performed Johnson’s songs and made field recordings of many of them during this period."
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