JWQ Showcase 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

USA: Blind Willie McTell Last Session (2017)

Last Session
Early in his childhood Willie McTell became completely blind. Although a very talented artist, he was hardly known during his lifetime. Under various pseudonyms such as "Blind Sammie" or "Georgia Bill" he regularly recorded new titles. Only after his death many musicians such as the Allman Brothers discovered and covered his works. In 1983 Bob Dylan wrote the song named "Blind Willie McTell" about him, before he recorded his cover version of "Broke Down Engine" in 1993. "Last Session" is Willie McTell s album from 1956 which reminds us of his creative art.