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Blind Willie McTell

Georgia-born “Blind Willie” McTell was one of the great blues musicians of the 1920s and 1930s. The Atlanta-based artist made his living as an entertainer, often on our streets playing a 12-string guitar (a better instrument than a six-string for outdoor playing because it had more volume).

He will return in spirit this month through McTell Street, a project in which musicians and other performers will take to Peachtree Street — at 10th, 12th and 14th streets — between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on April 3, 10, 17 and 24. Look for music, spoken word, dance and performance art, courtesy of Flux Projects.


For more information about this and other events, please consult Ed Hall’s curated calendar and Atlanta PlanIt’s encyclopedic calendar on our Calendar page.

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