“I have never found anything more deeply soulful than Robert Johnson.”Eric Clapton
Robert Johnson IS the blues. His time on earth spanned only 27 years and his recorded output has only 29 songs recorded between 1936 and 1937, but his legend has grown exponentially over the years to near mythological proportions. Though little is known about his birth, his death and much of his life in between, the legacy he left in his classic songs, “Cross Road Blues”, “Love In Vain”, “Hellhound On My Trail”, “I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom”, “Walking Blues” and “Sweet Home Chicago”, continue to inspire and thrill blues aficionados in all corners of the world.
Johnson’s poetic catalog is as influential a cornerstone in the history of blues music as any artist and his title as “King Of The Delta Blues Singers” is one he will never relinquish. Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Cream, Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder, Elmore James, Fleetwood Mac, Bonnie Raitt, Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan, ZZ Top and The White Stripes only scratch the surface of the hundreds of artists who have covered and paid tribute to Robert Johnson’s songs and legend. To quote Keith Richards, “He’s the Bach of the Blues.”