Precious Bryant

Genres: Blues
Decades: 2000s


Precious Bussey, 4 January 1942, Talbot County, Georgia, USA. This acoustic blues singer grew up in a rural community in the deep south, learning traditional songs from her music loving family and local performers but also listening to R&B and rock ‘n’ roll on the radio. Her uncle taught her to play guitar and helped her build up a repertoire of blues and folk material, although she also played less secular material when performing alongside her sisters in church. Bryant purchased a Silvertone guitar from a Sears & Roebuck catalogue, and was first recorded by folklorist George Mitchell in 1969. She appeared on a compilation of Chattahoochee River Valley artists and began to perform regularly, first at local folk and blues festivals, and then as her confidence grew she ventured further afield in America and Europe. Despite a growing reputation as one of the finest contemporary performers, man or woman, of the acoustic blues, Bryant did not release...

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