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Blind Willie Johnson Line Cut Pullover Jacket 

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(Laid Flat)
S 21" 28"
M 23" 29"
L 25" 30"
XL 27" 31"
2XL 29" 32"
3XL 31" 33"
This is a Bluescentric Brand Hooded Jacket, available in Small-3XL. Sizes run true. The material is quality Hanes 90% cotton / 10% poly high-density cotton jersey-lined pullover with dye-matched drawstring.

Texas native Blind Willie Johnson was a vastly influential blues and gospel singer-songwriter, renowned for his haunting vocals and slide guitar mastery -- and what few tragic details are known about his ghostly life.

The gospel music of the church had a profound affect on Johnson, but he seemed to struggle with what he saw as a dichotomy between religion and the gripping, haunting blues he played.

In the late 1920s and early 30s, Johnson recorded a series of masterful, resonant recordings, including "Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground", "Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed", "It's Nobody's Fault but Mine", "Soul of a Man" and "John the Revelator". What little music he committed to tape still captivate listeners worldwide nearly a hundred years later.

Yet Johnson's life was marred with mystery, living black & blind in a time and place of prevalent racism. After his final recordings in Atlanta, little is known about how Willie spent his time on this Earth. He was pastor of a Texas church for a while, he definitely played in a few Texas towns, he may have played on the streets of New Orleans... but when his house burned down in 1945, with nothing left and nowhere to go, he slept in the ashes and died from health complications shortly after. 

As Blind Willie Johnson's music continued to inspire & haunt the souls of at least three generations, only scarce details emerged about his life. It took more than sixty years after his death to locate the cemetery where Johnson buried. His final resting place has never been found...