|Acoustic Texas blues is a genre of blues that, although named after the geographic location of its origin, is not bound to that region. Roughly, acoustic Texas blues was born in the 1880s and grew to its heyday during the 1920s with such artists as Blind Lemon Jefferson and Lightnin' Hopkins. Like many other blues genres, acoustic Texas blues underwent a major development with the invention of the electric guitar, giving birth to
during the 1940s.|
Some characteristics that distinguish acoustic Texas blues from other genres are the focus on laid back swing rhythms, and the function of the guitar as an extension or ornamentation of the vocals, a feature which later developed into extensive guitar soloing. This is opposed to other acoustic styles such as , in which the guitar primarily has the function of a rhythmic accompaniment to the vocals.
|Blues, Country Blues, Swing, Jazz|
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