Henry Townsend

    Henry Townsend

    • Henry Townsend
    Henry Townsend

    Henry Townsend

    • Henry Townsend

    Henry Townsend

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        Influenced by Roosevelt Sykes and Lonnie Johnson, Henry Townsend was a commanding musician, adept on both piano and guitar. During the '20s and '30s, Townsend was one of the musicians that helped make St. Louis one of the blues centers of America. Townsend arrived in St. Louis when he was around ten years old, just before the '20s began. By the end of the '20s, he had landed a record contract with Columbia, cutting several sides of open-tuning slide guitar for the label. Two ye... Read more

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