Monday, October 12, 2009

Broken Promise Blues

Here's the legend. Struggling blues guitarist Robert Johnson traveled to a secret crossroads where he made a deal with the devil -- his soul in exchange for guitar playing genius.

Robert Johnson then re-emerged at juke joints across the south and astonished audiences with his sudden and almost supernatural musical talent. Over a five year period, Johnson cemented his legend as "King of The Delta Blues." And then mysteriously one night, he collapsed on stage and died days later at the age of 27.

Since then, many musicians have made their pilgrimage to the crossroads and inked their deal for fame and glory. Some of them are still waiting...

Words by Stiles. Art by Terry Wolfinger.

1 comment:

mike snowden said...

This one is my favorite! Great tale and great artwork! I can relate to this one! Rock on Stiles!!!