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Blind Pete & Partner

Leadbelly in fact discovered singer and fiddler Blind Pete and his guitarist partner, George Ryan, in Small Rock and roll, AR, in 1934, while portion as a drivers and sometimes skill scout for John Lomax. Lomax documented eight tracks with the duo in Small Rock on Sept 27, 1934, for the Library of Congress Archive of American Folk Tune. Blind Pete’s fiddle design was wonderfully loose and outrageous, and the set recorded a wonderful instrumental that time called “Dark Bayou Ain’t Got No Bottom level,” and a couple will take of Charley Patton’s “Banty Rooster.”

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