Blind Lemon Jefferson – “Match Box Blues”

Although Blind Lemon Jefferson was one of the most popular blues guitarists and singers from Texas, he was not known as an influential figure to the younger blues musicians of his generation. He nevertheless made a huge impact in the music scene and gained notoriety among such greats as BB King, T-Bone Walker and Robert Johnson. When listening to Jefferson’s Matchbox Blues, you immediately get a sense for his energetic musical passion; if you listen closely you can hear the precise stroke of his guitar strum under his hypnotic wail.