b. October 8th, 1955 in Lexington (Mississippi)

d. November 11th, 1998 in Lexington (Mississippi)

OLD MOTHER HIPPLETOE

New World

1976

THE INTRODUCTION TO LIVING COUNTRY BLUES USA

L+R

LIVING COUNTRY BLUES USA vol.7, 9 & 10

L+R

October 1980

Lonnie Pitchford grava quelques morceaux pour le musicologue Axel Küstner qui prirent place dans la série d'anthologies "Living Country Blues USA". Il est un spécialiste de la guitare une corde notamment sur des versions excitantes de "Boogie chillun", "My babe" ou "My baby walked away". Un style qui peut paraitre répétitif mais profondément original et évocateur. A la guitare six cordes, Lonnie délivre une très jolie version de "Shake your moneymaker".

Lonnie Pitchford recorded some tracks for musicologist Axel Küstner which were included in the anthology series "Living Country Blues USA". He is a specialist of one-string guitar in particular on exciting versions of "Boogie chillun", "My babe" or "My baby walked away". A style that may seem repetitive but deeply original and evocative. On six strings guitar, Lonnie delivers a very nice version of “Shake your moneymaker”.

BLUES LIVE '83

L+R

October - November 1983

NATIONAL DOWN HOME BLUES FESTIVAL (LP & CD vol.1)

Southland

October 1984

Lors de ce concert organisé par George Mitchell, Lonnie Pitchford apparait sur six morceaux en particulier l'ébouriffant "The train coming around the bend" ou "Mary had a little lamb" joués à la guitare une corde. Il joue aussi de la guitare six cordes sur "Walking blues" et "Last fair deal going down".

During this concert organized by George Mitchell, Lonnie Pitchford and his one-string guitar appear on six songs, in particular the breathtaking "The train coming around the bend" or "Mary had a little lamb" played with one-string guitar. He also plays six-string guitar on "Walking blues" and "Last fair deal going down".

DEEP BLUES

Atlantic

December 1990

Ce disque est la bande-son du film documentaire réalisé par Robert Mugge, produit par Dave Stewart et écrit par Robert Palmer. On trouve deux bons morceaux de Lonnie Pitchford : "Terraplane blues" et "If I had possession over judgment day".

This album is the soundtrack to the documentary film directed by Robert Mugge, produced by Dave Stewart and written by Robert Palmer. There are two good tracks by Lonnie Pitchford: “Terraplane blues” and “If I had possession over judgment day”.

ROOTS OF RHYTHM & BLUES : THE ROBERT JOHNSON ERA

CBS

July 1991

ALL AROUND MAN

Rooster

March 1992 - March 1994

Pour son premier album complet, Lonnie joue aussi bien de la guitare six cordes que de la guitare une corde. Majoritairement acoustique, il fait par moments évoluer sa musique vers le style électrique. Entièrement dévolu au Delta Blues, il délivre de belles versions de "All around man", "If I had possession over judgment day" (disponible en acoustique et en électrique), "This is the blues", "The ghetto", "Louisiana blues". Lonnie est aussi un excellent chanteur à la voix expressive et subtile.

For his first full-length album, Lonnie plays both six-string and one-string guitar. Mainly acoustic, he sometimes evolves his music towards the electric style. Entirely devoted to Delta Blues, he delivers beautiful versions of "All around man", "If I had possession over judgment day" (available in acoustic and in electric), "This is the blues", "The ghetto", "Louisiana blues". Lonnie is also an excellent singer with an expressive and subtle voice.

THE HARRY SMITH CONNECTION

Smithsonian - Folkways

October 1997

Un bon titre live ("Old dog blue") dans lequel Lonnie joue de la guitare six cordes.

A good live track ("Old dog blue") in which Lonnie plays six-string guitar.