Henry Gipson, Alabama juke joint proprietor

Henry Gipson of Gip’s Place. (Watch a video of him playing guitar below)

I ventured to the deep south a little while back in search of rural juke joints.  Project was a failure as I couldn’t locate what I was looking for but did spend some time with this amazing man in North East Alabama.  A gravedigger who went on to own his own cemetery and still works everyday, he has also been a blues guitarist for the better part of 70 years and his musical history includes playing with John Lee Hooker in Detroit in the 1940’s.  Here is an article about him.

Here is a small video of him playing.

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