Mississippi John Hurt - You Got To Walk That Lonesome Valley

John Smith Hurt,  better known as Mississippi John Hurt, was an American country blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He was born in Mississippi on March 8, 1893 and  passed away on November 2, 1966. 

At age 9, John Hurt taught himself how to play the guitar. Working as sharecropper, he  began playing at dances and parties.  His music included blues, spirituals, country, bluegrass, folk, and contemporary rock and roll.