Manage episode 304251710 series 2992777
Elijah Wald and Preston Lauterbach interview Peter Guralnick, author of Searching for Robert Johnson. Peter discusses the impact of Robert Johnson on artists Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters, whom he knew, as well as his relationship with the enigmatic blues researcher Mack McCormick. You can jump to the interview at around the 9:30 mark.
Elijah and Preston discuss Robert Johnson's guitar, Charles Dickens's prose, and the strange career of White researchers of Black music.