Hunt On For Unknown Blind Virginia Bluesman

03/18/2014
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(The Blues) A Virginia musician has launched a search for the street performer who introduced him to the blues in the 1950s. Bill Jenkins, leader of veteran bluegrass outfit The Virginia Mountain Boys, was inspired to start playing by the figure who stood on the streets of downtown Newport News.

He tells the Daily Press: "I used to love to listen to that old man play. He was blind - he had this little cup where people would give him tips. His daughter would come and pick him up every afternoon. He was always there; I remember him clear as day."

Jenkins was six or seven years old at the time, but always managed to find a few cents to leave in the man's cup as he delivered classics on a Gibson J-45 guitar. more on this story

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