Music Maker Minute: Clyde Langford

inTheir Adventureson February 19, 2018

 

The Music Maker Minute was created using interviews from the Music Maker Relief Foundation Archive. Each episode features a Music Maker partner artist and their personal experience with race in America to celebrate Black History Month.

Music Maker Relief Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to helping the true pioneers of American music by directly supporting the artists who make it.

About Clyde Langford:

Clyde Langford of Centerville, Texas, born June 6, 1934, learned guitar from Joel “Thunder” Hopkins as a young boy. He grew up in the cotton fields, listening to the songs on the radio and imitating them and putting his own spin on them. He joined the Army as a young man, and after returning from service, began a career of digging wells by hand. Clyde never stopped playing his music. In this field recording, his old Gibson guitar rattles, hums and grinds as his hypnotic serenade carries you way back into deep Texas blue.

 

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