John S. Hurt (1893-1966) was a
pioneer blues and folk guitarist.
Self-taught, Hurt rarely left his
home at Avalon, where he worked
as a farmer. Although he recorded
several songs in 1928, including
"Avalon Blues" and "Frankie,"
he lived in relative obscurity
before he was "rediscovered" in
the blues revival of the 1960s.
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