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.