Lightnin' Hopkins



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Dec 3, 2014 4:32 PM Around MKE

Amid the piquant stew of jazz, funk, soul, zydeco and R&B that is the scorching New Orleans music scene, the blues is largely relegated to the back burner. Surprisingly, there are no blues-only clubs of the likes found in Chicago, New York ... more

Feb 13, 2012 12:00 AM Album Reviews

Like many blues singers of his time, Lightnin’ Hopkins started with a homemade guitar in the deep squalor of segregated Southern poverty, made his way to the big city, discovered amplification and became one of the rough-sawn bridges betwee... more

May 24, 2010 12:00 AM Books