Big Walter Horton Mississippi Blues Trail Marker


East Center St.
Horn Lake MS 38637

Big Walter Horton, also known as Walter "Shakey" Horton was born in Horn Lake, moved to Memphis as a child and then to Chicago where he first appeared on the blues scene in the late 1950's. A quiet, unassuming and essentially shy man, Horton is remembered as one of the most influential harmonica players in blues history. His career encompassed playing blues joints in the Mississippi Delta during the 1920s and 30s, to recording with groups like Fleetwood Mac and Johnny Winter in the 1970s.

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