Author: Brant Buckley

Berklee College Of Music Graduate, Songwriter, Writer, and Tennis Pro.

The blues world lost another one of its disciples, Jesse Graves, whose real name was Michael Floyd. He passed away Saturday at his home in South Dakota. Born October 31st, 1949 in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, Jesse started playing music in the 1960s. He immersed himself in the East Coast folk and blues scene. Bluesman Johhny Shines told him, “Son you got a bluesman’s shoes, and that’s enough.” He sought out Reverand Gary Davis who taught him guitar and became a very close personal friend and mentor. Jesse even attended his funeral. Jesse received his break in 1972 after the release…

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