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Blind Willie Johnson

Born: Jan 22, 1897

Death: Sep 18, 1945

Birthplace: Brenham

Profession: Musician

Nationality: United States

Blind Willie Johnson

Date of Birth : Jan 22, 1897
Date of Death : Sep 18, 1945
Birth Place : Brenham

"Blind" Willie Johnson was a gospel blues singer and guitarist. While the lyrics of his songs were usually religious, his music drew from both sacred and blues traditions. It is characterized by his slide guitar accompaniment and tenor voice, and his frequent use of a lower-register 'growl' or false bass voice.


  • Musician
  • Singer

Also known as

  • Blink Willie Johnson
  • Johnson, Blind Willie

Awards Won

  • Grammy Hall of Fame Award
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