Lightnin Hopkins:Sam John Hopkins (March 15, 1912 – January 30, 1982), better known as Lightnin’ Hopkins, was an American country blues singer, songwriter, guitarist and occasional pianist, from Houston, Texas. Rolling Stone magazine included Hopkins at number 71 on their list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.
Lightnin Hopkins Ash Grove Here's a photo of Texas bluesman Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins, performing at the Ash Grove in Los Angeles. It has some historic value in that the Ash Grove burned to the ground in 1973 and Hopkins died in 1982. His style and music, however, live on.