Monthly Archives: May 2010

John Lee Hooker’s Spiritual Side

Asked to name my favorite among all the musicians I’ve interviewed, the first person who comes to mind is John Lee Hooker. John could not read or write, and could barely scrawl his own name, but he was very intelligent, profoundly insightful, and musically true to himself in a way paralleled by Muddy Waters, Lighnin’ Hopkins, and precious few others. Continue reading