The Original Rolling Stone
Some of the world’s greatest rock guitarists have recorded his music. Now, Eugene Powell’s historic “Mississippi rollin’ on the river” musical journey is told by the man himself, his family and friends, and his last manager. Eugene’s first and only authorized biography, “Book One” of the Riverside Blues Series, honors his extraordinary life on stage, in the cotton fields, and in the hearts of those who knew him best.This is the authentic tale of a musical child prodigy and unbeatable guitar man who became a father of rock-n-roll in a backstory like no other. Never-before-revealed firsthand accounts and dozens of vintage photographs span nearly ninety years. The 1920s and 1930s Mississippi Delta river region comes alive as the Riverside Blues Series details Eugene’s role as a member of the “First Family” of the Delta Blues — the Chatmons of the famed Mississippi Sheiks.