Thank you to all who entered the Delbert McClinton/Delta Moon ticket contest! We have our winners!! Congratulations Malik and Wallace!! See the answers below:
This blues songstress, grammy nominee, Blues Hall of fame inductee and an inductee to the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame. She left the stage in the 1930′s to use her gift in her church. She returned to performing in the 1960s. At her peak she was compared with Ma Rainey, Alberta Hunter, and Bessie Smith. She passed away at the age of 88.
What was her birth name? Beulah Thomas
What name did she perform under? Sippie Wallace
This blues guitarist was thought to be deceased by many until he was discovered in 1963 alive and well. He was a big success on the coffeehouse circuit until his death in 1966. He recorded several studio albums on the Vanguard Label. His songs have been recorded by John McCutcheon, Taj Mahal, Beck and many others.
What is the name of this artist? Mississippi John Hurt
What is the name of the blues enthusiast who found him in 1963? Tom Hoskins