Furry Lewis - Hoodie

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SKU: TS.81898526

Furry Lewis (c. 1900-1981)

Heroes of the Blues Trading Tee Card #16

Art by R. Crumb, Text by Stephen Calt

Walter (Furry) Lewis was born about 1900 and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, where he learned guitar in the early 1900s by listening to a middle-aged street singer named Blind Joe. Never a full-time musician, Lewis played mainly on local streets where his most popular piece was "John Henry." From 1927 to 1928, he recorded twenty-three sides. In the 1960s the personable Lewis began a second career as a concert performer, even appearing in a Burt Reynolds movie.