Reverend Gary Davis, also Blind Gary Davis, (April 1896 – May was a blues and gospel singer and guitarist, who was also proficient on the banjo and harmonica. His finger-picking guitar style influenced many other artists.
J.D. Short (February 26, 1902 – October 21, 1962) was an American Delta blues singer, guitarist and harmonicist. He was a multi-instrumentalist, and possessed a distinctive vibrato laden, singing voice. Early in his career, Short recorded under a number of pseudonyms, including Jelly Jaw Short. His more noteworthy works included "Lonesome Swamp Rattlesnake" and "You're Tempting Me.
Doc Watson stands alone. There's nobody who can get a note out of an acoustic guitar that sounds quite like his thundering riffs. And he exudes the aura of a sweet soul who does not take himself too seriously.
Floyd Jones (July 21,1917-December 19,1989) was a blues singer, guitarist and songwriter who is significant as one of the first of the new generation of electric blues artists to record in Chicago after World War II. A number of Jones' recordings are regarded as classics of the Chicago blues idiom and his song "On The Road Again" was a top ten hit for Canned Heat in 1968.