“John Henry”: Play This Acoustic Guitar Tribute to an American Folk Hero

From the January/February 2021 issue of Acoustic Guitar | By Kate Koenig Passed down from the late 1800s, the folk ballad “John Henry” tells the story of a Black steel driver who dies in an effort to best a steam drill in laying down steel for the construction of a railroad. Henry is thought to have been a real person, … Continue reading “John Henry”: Play This Acoustic Guitar Tribute to an American Folk Hero