Born in Navasota, Texas, Mance Lipscomb was a self-proclaimed "songster," an incredible guitar picker who new several hundred songs, many of them blues. After being discovered in the 1970's, he became a human bridge between the old-time blues of the 30's and 40's and the rock & roll stars of the day.
Welcome to my newest Internet project, where I will share my research on Texas blues, especially the history of blues in the Brazos Valley... what I call Blues Valley. On the left you will find my manuscript called The Light of Day. It tells the epic story of the region, and how art overcame hardship and injustice in the form of American blues.