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The John Henry Legend Has Inspired 200 Songs . . . and Counting

Country and the Blues largely originated in the South with this ‘Steel Drivin’ Man’

The statue of the famous folk hero John Henry stands in an overlook above the CSX Big Bend tunnel in West Virginia between routes 63, 12 and 3. Photo by jpmueller99. (link)

Is it possible that one person inspired both Blues and country music?

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Walter Bowne

Walter Bowne

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This “trophy husband” writes on just about everything. Follow him on Spotify and Youtube: Down with Bowne (rhymes with clown) and Walter Bowne.