Bo Carter was a great guitar player. He played with absolute facility in a variety of tunings and keys and his harmonic sense was unique in the Country Blues world.
Bo's recording career in the pre-World War II period, was hugely substantial and significant for a Country bluesmen.
His repertoire centered on (but was not comprised exclusively of) 'party' songs, such as Let Me Roll Your Lemon or Pussy Cat Blues. Despite the 'saucy' nature of some of his lyrics, Bo Carter's playing and performance revealed him as one of the great masters of Country Blues, and a player of unusual versatility, subtlety and imagination. As with other players of his generation, the origins of Bo's music are shrouded in mystery and myth. Bo's right hand approach was unique, picking with all fingers and moving fluidly between alternation, thumping and runs with his thumb.
John Miller presents a detailed and practical examination of a fascinating and highly individual talent. A 48-page tablature booklet is included.