Texas blues guitar legend known for being the leader and co-founder of the band Double Trouble as well as for his solo work.
He did not cultivate much of a social life, as he was always playing the guitar growing up. When he was seventeen, he dropped out of high school to pursue a career in music.
He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2000.
He married Lenora "Lenny" Bailey on December 20, 1979 and they divorced in 1988.
He was influenced by the work of blues artists like Muddy Waters.