Which artist was known as the Father of the Blues?
W. C. Handy is often referred to as the Father of the Blues.
William Christopher Handy (November 16, 1873 - March 28, 1958) was a blues composer and musician, often known as the "Father of the Blues". Handy remains among the most influential of American songwriters. Though he was one of many musicians who played the distinctively American form of music known as the blues, he is credited with giving it its contemporary form. While Handy was not the first to publish music in the blues form, he…
1890 when he was 21. He became ill and his mother, to cheer him up, brought him paints where he discovered his love and passion for art. He dropped law school, which he was formally participating in to become a lawyer, and became an internationally known artist. This upset his father because his father always wanted him to be a lawyer.