T-Bone Walker LbNA # 55045
|Placed Date||Aug 6 2010|
|Found By||jb kokopelli|
|Last Update||Mar 15 2011|
*** Part of my TX Musicians Series ***
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 50 yards RT)
Recommended Ink: red
Aaron Thibeaux Walker was an American blues guitarist, singer, pianist, and songwriter who was one of the most important pioneers of the electric guitar. He was born in Linden, Texas in 1910, and in 1929 made his recording debut as T-Bone, a corruption of his middle name. Over the next several decades he recorded many songs, including Stormy Monday, his most famous work. Several famous musicians have sited Walker as their main influence, especially Jimi Hendrix, who imitated his style of playing guitar in strange positions. Walker died in 1975 and was buried in Inglewood, California, but this microbox is located in the Linden Cemetery near where he was born.
From Hwy 59 near Linden, go north on FM 125, then right on Main street through town to Linden Cemetery on the left. Park by the flagpole.
From flagpole, go back the way you drove in for 25 steps to the Evans tombstone with an evergreen bush on the right. The microbox is next to right side base under a rock and needles. Please be discreet and replace as described.