Blind Willie McTell  


Blind Willie McTell

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    Blind Willie McTell (born William Samuel McTier; May 5, 1898 – August 19, 1959) was a Piedmont and ragtime blues singer and guitarist. He played with a fluid, syncopated fingerstyle guitar technique, common among many exponents of Piedmont blues, alt...

    First Name Blind
    Middle Name Willie
    Last Name McTell
    Alternative Name William Samuel McTear, Blind Sammie, Georgia Bill, Hot Shot Willie, Blind Willie, Barrelhouse Sammy, Pig & Whistle Red, Blind Doogie, Red Hot Willie Glaze, Red Hot Willie, Eddie McTier
    Age 61 (age at death) years
    Birthday 5th May, 1898
    Birthplace Thomson, Georgia, United States
    Died 19th August, 1959
    Zodiac Sign Taurus
    Occupation Text Musician, songwriter, songster, accompanist, preacher
    Music Genre (Text) Country blues, Piedmont blues, East Coast blues, Songster, ragtime, Delta blues, gospel
    Music Genre Blues, Piedmont Blues
    Year(s) Active 1927–1956
    Music Style Acoustic Blues, Country Blues, Pre-War Country Blues, Piedmont Blues, East Coast Blues, Regional Blues, Songster
    Music Mood Earthy, Passionate, Plaintive, Gritty, Rousing, Spiritual, Earnest, Bittersweet, Intimate, Whimsical, Playful, Atmospheric, Austere
    Instrument Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Harmonica, Accordion, Vocals
    Instrument (text) Vocals, guitar, harmonica, accordion, kazoo, violin
    Record Label Victor, Columbia, Okeh, Vocalion, Decca, Library of Congress, Atlantic, Regal
    Associated Acts Curley Weaver, Kate McTell
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