The Shape of Everything
A website mostly about Mac stuff, written by August "Gus" Mueller
» Acorn
» Retrobatch
» Mastodon
» Instagram
» Github
» Maybe Pizza?
» Archives
» Feed
» Micro feed
The New York Times on Blues Guitarist Robert Johnson

"And yet, in the late 20th century, the advent of rock ’n’ roll would turn Johnson into a figure of legend. Decades after his death, he became one of the most famous guitarists who had ever lived, hailed as a lost prophet who, the dubious story goes, sold his soul to the devil and epitomized Mississippi Delta blues in the bargain."

I discovered Robert Johnson in college while learning the guitar and playing blues with friends. Johnson's recording were simple and raw, but full of … something.

Johnson only ever had 41 recordings of almost 30 different songs, but his influence on blues guitar has been immeasurable.