Lightnin Hopkins, "Lonesome Road" 1960.
Lightnin Hopkins was one of my main early influences learning guitar. I used to learn his songs, copy his riffs.
Laura Nyro, "Poverty Train"
1967. Laura Nyro in a heart wrenching performance live at Monterey Pop. This, along with many other amazing outtakes from the movie, is out on DVD in the Monterey Pop Box Set.
Daddy LongLegs "Death Train Blues" 2011.
I saw Daddy Long Legs play in Brooklyn earlier this year and was blown away by the sheer energy. His killer blues harp playing will feature on some tracks on my upcoming solo album.