Sonny Terry started playing harp in his teens, as a blind street musician in North Carolina. After a stint with a medicine show, he hooked up with the popular ragtime singer/guitarist Blind Boy Fuller. After Fuller's death in 1940, Terry teamed up with Brownie McGhee and the two began a long lived musical partnership. It took them from the socially conscious New York folk music scene of the forties, where they lived, worked and recorded with people like Leadbelly, Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie, to the concert halls of Europe as premier blues artists of the sixties.In 1982, Sonny Terry was presented with the National Heritage Fellowship Award of the Folk Arts Program of the National Endowment of the Arts.http://www.nea.gov/honors/heritage/fellows/fellow.php?id=1982_15
Full Name: Sonny Terry
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