Charley Patton

Charley Patton

Charley Patton – Biography

Not much is known about Charley Patton’s life. He was probably born in 1891 in Hinds County, Mississippi and there is only one confirmed photograph taken during his lifetime. What we do know is that Patton was one of the greatest and most popular (and possibly the first) blues musicians to ever sprout from the Mississippi Delta. His unique style, punctuated by a gravelly voice and rhapsodic acoustic guitar, has been an important influence in American music for over a century. Keep reading below for Charley Patton music reviews and accolades.


Accolades

  • Colin’s Review Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Top Artists of the 1920s – #5
  • Best Songs of the 1920s – #11, #22, #45 & #48

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