Cisco Houston

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Birthday
18, 1918
Birthplace
Wilmington, DE
Death Date
Apr 29, 1961 (42)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
18, 1918
Birthplace
Wilmington, DE
Death Date
Apr 29, 1961 (42)

About

Folk singer-songwriter known for his extensive work with Woody Guthrie. He also performed for the likes of Lead Belly and the Almanac Singers.

Before Fame

He learned how to play guitar in school and continued to ply his craft while traveling and working odd jobs during the Great Depression.

Trivia

He was mentioned in a number of songs by artists such as Steve Earle, Bob Dylan, and Tom Paxton.

Family Life

He grew up with three siblings. His real name was Gilbert Vandine Houston.

Associated With

He was close friends with Will Geer, and they first met Guthrie together.