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Honoring Lightnin’ – Gilmer Mirror

| April 12, 2010 | 0 Comments

At age eight he made his first instrument, a cigar-box guitar with chicken-wire strings. By 10 he was playing music. By the mid-1920s Sam had started jumping trains, shooting dice, and playing the blues anywhere he could. He served time at the …

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BOWMAN: Honoring Lightnin’ – Lufkin Daily News

| April 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

At age eight he made his first instrument, a cigar-box guitar with chicken-wire strings. By 10 he was playing music. By the mid-1920s Sam had started jumping trains, shooting dice and playing the blues anywhere he could. He served time at the Houston …

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