Famous Creative People (who happen to be blind)

15 Jul

This site focuses on the creative writings of visually impaired and blind people.  As we all know, creativity is crucial to our spirit, whatever form it may be.  With that in mind, and for your pleasure and information, we will be posting an excerpt about an inspiring and creative blind person each week.

 “Blind” Willie Johnson (January 22, 1897 – September 18, 1945) was an American singer and guitarist whose music straddled the border between blues and spirituals. While the lyrics of all of his songs were religious, his music drew from both sacred and blues traditions. Among musicians, he is considered one of the greatest slide or bottleneck guitarists, as well as one of the most revered figures of depression-era gospel music.[citation needed] His music is distinguished by his powerful bass thumb-picking and gravelly false-bass voice, with occasional use of a tenor voice.

(Excerpt taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_blind_people#Visual_artists)

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