Mississippi John Hurt

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Birthday
8, 1892
Birthplace
Teoc, MS
Death Date
Nov 2, 1966 (74)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
8, 1892
Birthplace
Teoc, MS
Death Date
Nov 2, 1966 (74)

About

Delta Blues guitarist who was known for his genteel, warm image, which showed through his introspective music.

Before Fame

He recorded a song at a mobile recording studio of the Vocalion Company at a talent search in Mississippi; his singing impressed the company so much that they flew him out to New York.

Trivia

Never really popular in the 1920s due to his soft-spoken nature and a dislike for the limelight, he was rediscovered and popularized in the early 1960s by a new generation.

Family Life

He was born in Carroll County, Mississippi as one of three children of Isom Hurt and Mary Jan McCain.

Associated With

His work has been covered by many artists, including Bob Dylan, Doc Watson, Beck, and Jerry Garcia.