The enigmatic blues artist Fred McDowell didn't own a guitar until he was 37. His timeless style of delta blues, with sliding "bottleneck" guitar tones and rough edged, deeply emotional tenor changed little during the length of his public career, and didn't need to. First recorded in the late '50s by folklorist and field recorder Alan Lomax, McDowell found global recognition with the albums Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 in the mid 1960s.
Soak up the powerful, emotional blues of Mississippi Fred McDowell in this In Focus.