God and Country Music: How Robert Johnson Changed American Culture Forever

Each week in God and Country Music, Nick Rynerson gives country music a chance and examines the world of Americana, folk, alt-country, and popular country music. In the 1930's Robert Johnson changed music and culture forever. Though Robert Johnson was the not the father of the Delta Blues or even the best songwriter of his contemporaries (Son House gets my vote), but his mixture of mystery, image, virtuoso and timing have made him legendary. Not to mention, his guitar playing surpassed anyone o … [Read more...]