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Crowds don’t need to know blues history to enjoy genre

Modern blues musician Chris Thomas King will play at The Linda in Albany on Friday.
Modern blues musician Chris Thomas King will play at The Linda in Albany on Friday.
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A lot of people in the audience at blues guitarist Chris Thomas King’s shows don’t necessarily know the full story of his music — and King is fine with that. Since his minor but pivotal role in the 2000 film “O Brother, Where Art Thou” as Tommy Johnson — a Delta blues musician who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for his musical abilities, a la the myths surrounding Robert Johnson — King ...


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