Backwards Sam Firk

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        Backwards Sam Firk was the tongue-in-cheek alias of next-generation bluesman Mike Stewart, who created the character in homage to fingerpicked guitar pioneer John Fahey and his "Blind Thomas" character. Born September 18, 1943, in North Carolina, Stewart derived his alias from a lifelong nickname: "My dad used to call me Backwards Sam because my initials are MAS," he later explained. A member of the postwar generation that rediscovered the recordings and eventually the current w... Read more

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