About Sleepy John Estes:
Born: January 25, 1899
Died: June 5, 1977
Blind in one eye, Sleepy John Estes didn’t let vision issues hamper his love for the blues. He was known for his distinctive “crying” vocal style. He enjoyed a 50-year music career but was found living in poverty during a comeback phase, revival of his music.
What is Blues Music About According to Sleepy John Estes: Estes wrote about local color, folks he encountered in everyday life, including a mechanic, a judge, lawyer and senator.
How to Gear Up Like Sleepy John Estes: Try a Kay Lark Junior Archtop guitar
Essential Blues Music Tracks from Sleepy John Estes:
Drop Down Mama
Someday Baby Blues
Railroad Police Blues
Well Known Covers:
The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair
Famous for Playing With: Hammie Nixon, James Rachell, Jab Jones