Willie 'Blind Willie' McTell - Ragtime blues singer and guitarist. He played with a fluid, syncopated fingerstyle guitar technique, common among many exponents of Piedmont blues, although, unlike his contemporaries, he came to use twelve-string guitars exclusively. McTell was also an adept slide guitarist, unusual among ragtime bluesmen.
Theodore Roosevelt "Hound Dog" Taylor - Musician. Born Theodore Roosevelt Taylor in Natchez, Mississippi, he was a blues slide guitarist, born with six fingers on each hand. At age 21, he started playing all over the Delta and also appeared on the legendary "King Biscuit Flower" radio show of KFFA in West Helena, Arkansas, with Sonny Boy Williamson.