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The Legendary Blind Willie McTell
Author strives to give Statesboro bluesman his proper place in history
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Author David Fulmer tells the story of Statesboro native and iconic blues musician Blind Willie McTell during an installment of the Averitt Lecture Series presented by the Bulloch County Historical Society Tuesday at the Emma Kelly Theater.
While the term “legendary” is casually used to describe many performers – a number who don’t deserve that lofty label – Blind Willie McTell is truly a legend. And he is – rightfully – the pride of Statesboro, where he spent his formative years. That, in a nutshell, is what award-winning author David Fulmer, a scholar and unabashed fan of the bluesman, said Tuesday evening during a lecture at the Averitt Center for the Arts titled “The Legendary Blind Willie McTell.”
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