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Lightnin’ Hopkins

Tx blues guitarist whose profession spanned sixty years and who was simply Houston’s poet-in-residence for thirty-five years. He failed at his 1st attempt at music stardom and experienced another home to are a farmhand. He’s alluded to in well-known tradition, like in Erykah Badu’s track “Window Chair.” He was raised with two brothers, John Henry and Joel, who have been also bluesmen. He debuted at Carnegie Hall alongside Pete Seeger.

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