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John Jackson: 1924-2002
John Jackson
Singer, guitar

Born: February 25, 1924 in Woodville, Virginia
Died: January 20, 2002 in Fairfax, Virginia

Blues singer John Jackson

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Jackson

John Jackson was a genuine folk blues artist, and a major exponent of the "Piedmont" tradition of country blues. His singing and playing was brought to wider attention when Chuck Perdue of the Folklore Society of Greater Washington overheard him giving lessons at a gas station. He made his debut album in 1965, and became a noted performer on the blues circuit, but always retained his second job as a gravedigger.

JJA members are invited to submit a full obituary or appreciation.

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