Joseph Spence

Biography

August 1910, Andros, Bahamas, d. 18 March 1984, Nassau, Bahamas. Playing guitar and singing, Spence built an extensive repertoire of songs that incorporated Bahamian folk music and a great many hymns. He performed all his music in a highly distinctive and usually somewhat eccentric manner that brought him many admirers. While he inspired other artists, such as Ry Cooder, John Renbourn and Taj Mahal, his style was so idiosyncratic that few if any appear to have attempted to emulate him. The... Read more

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blues
folk
fingerstyle
gospel
bahamian
bahamas
world
deepsoul
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