Mississippi John Hurt - Men's Short Sleeve T-Shirt
Heroes of the Blues Trading Card No. 33
Mississippi John Hurt 1894-1967
Art by R. Crumb, Text by Stephen Calt
John Hurt was born in 1894 in Teoc, Mississippi, and raised in nearby Avalon. He took up guitar in 1903, developing a soft singing style and a unique three-finger picking technique. Never a professional musician, Hurt rarely traveled before or after recording twelve sides for Okeh in 1928, but his 1960's rediscovery helped launch a blues revival, and he performed and re-recorded songs such as "Coffee Blues" and "Richland Woman" to great acclaim before his death in 1967.