First blues families: the Chatmons.

Is Bolton, Mississippi, the true birthplace of the blues? Anyone who knows the Mississippi Sheiks knows, at their core, were three sons of the nineteenth century ‘musicianer’, Henderson Chatmon, a one-time slave from Terry, Mississippi, noted for his brilliant violin playing at plantation square dances. Henderson, born around 1850, also ran a string band, the … Continue reading First blues families: the Chatmons.