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Powell "Blind Dog" Williams . Ambassador Kentucky 1-24-09
Powell Williams "Blind Dog" passed this morning 1/22/12.
Powell "Blind Dog" Williams inspired myself and many others.
He was a wise and understanding man who I always turned to for advice.
Dan "Lucky" Marolt 1/22/12
Powell Williams is a true man of the blues with a distinct voice that
brings back memories of southern country gospel blues like I remember
from the cotton fields of my uncle down in South Georgia. His voice will
get you to thinking about those old songs that the black men and women
used to sing as they worked in the fields. Not knowing much about the
south, since he was born in Pike County, Kentucky. Powell took off in
the 50's to find out about the blues. As he traveled down the red clay
roads of Georgia he had no idea where to find the men, who played that
wonderful music he had heard on the radio. Finally he found a man sitting
on a porch of an old shotgun house strumming on an old Stella guitar.
Without knowing any better he parked his car and approached the man explaining
that he wanted to hear the music. That day old Willie invited Powell into
his house and after several hours of listening to him he was a changed
Mike Houston 1/24/12
Violet Williams Ambassador Kentucky 1-24-09
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|Greg Martin Ambassador Kentucky 2-12-09|
Kentucky, Blues Hall of Fame ® inducted Blues Artists into the Blues Hall of Fame ® includes: Powell "Blind Dog" Williams Violet Williams Greg Martintin