Browsing: Lee Pons

This time in our Behind The Keys series, we’ll take a look at the life of Memphis Slim. Slim brought his unique blues piano to the masses and helped to pioneer the popular sound of the blues in it’s 1950’s heyday.

A real life Forrest Gump, Blind Tom was an autistic savant with an unheard of gift of piano. The first African-American to perform in the White House and the “last American slave”, his life was enigmatic.