I just discovered this wonderful bit of history.
I only saw Son House once but it is an experience that is rivetted into my brain.
I’d never heard of him before. Hammersmith Odeon was packed. It was the Blues Festival. This old guy hobbled on stage and sat down with his national steel guitar.
He started off mumbling like Hillbilly Bear. He sounded too old to be doing this. Then he started playing and it was a transformation. He was a revelation. He bought the whole place to their feet. Amazing. Still to this day one of my favourite concerts!! Amazing!!
This is the guy who taught Robert Johnson to play and inspired Muddy Waters!! Well worth a watch and listen!! I was so chuffed to stumble across this!!