Blues singer and guitarist who has often been referred to as the Father of Texas Blues. He is remembered for his high-pitched singing and virtuoso guitar playing on songs like "Matchbox Blues" and "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean."
He was born blind and worked as a street musician in East Texas as a teenager.
He was one of eight children born to Clarissa and Alex Jefferson.
His hit song "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean" has been covered by a wide variety of artists, including fellow blues legend B.B. King.