Byway Blues: 3rd Street Woman Blues

Sep 24, 2015

Blind Joe Reynolds, who also recorded under the name of Willie Reynolds, was known to have a reputation in the years after losing his sight.

Reynolds moved Lake Providence, continuing to perfect his style of bottleneck slide guitar.  Personally, he was known as a bit of a rogue, who taunted societal norms.  His blindness did not prevent him from fending for himself, as he became known as a crack-shot with a pistol from hearing his target.

Kirby Rambin continues his conversation with Reynolds' niece, Linda Bowman.  She shares about some of the stories that circulated about Reynolds' involvement in voodoo.

Byway Blues is produced with the generous support of Washington Wine and Spirits, the Entergy Charitable Foundation, and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.