April 2011

Blues guitarist Tada Ikemasu casts a shadow as he honors Robert Johnson in Clarksdale, Mississippi, in 2013.

Robert Johnson Lesson: Unlock the Guitar Mysteries of the Delta Blues Great

Delta blues giant Robert Johnson is one of the most fascinating and mysterious performers in music history. He created an essential body of blues guitar music, recording 29 songs in 1936 and 1937 that would exert a powerful influence on the likes of Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards, Johnny Winter and many others.