b. 27 Oct 1909, Shelby, Mississippi, USA. Townsend, d. 24 Sept 2006, Mequon, Wisconsin, USA. Townsend aka As well Tight Henry, grew up in Cairo, Illinois, after that shifted to St. Louis in the past due 20s. He used electric guitar at about age 15, and was a forceful and achieved player by enough time of his documenting debut for Columbia Information in 1929. He was carefully connected with Walter Davis, touring with him and offering accompaniment on his recordings. In the first 30s, Townsend added piano to his abilities. He proved helpful and documented with Robert Lee McCoy, John Lee ‘Sonny Boy’ Williamson and Big Joe Williams, in addition to making further information under his very own name. After Globe Battle II, he made an appearance on Davis’ last periods (playing imaginative guitar), and teamed with Roosevelt Sykes for a while. Following his pension Townsend was uncovered by a brand-new, white viewers and documented intermittently. He continuing to build up his music and compose brand-new songs, focusing on piano, and he occasionally duetted along with his wife, Vernell. In the brand new millennium Townsend performed within the Delta Blues Cartel alongside blues veterans David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards, Robert Lockwood Jnr. , and Homesick Adam.