six decades

Music

Five Stories Of Pioneering Musicians

Meet five musical pioneers of one kind or another. Beverly Watkins plays a mean blues guitar, and that’s putting it mildly. Over six decades of performing, the 77-year-old has opened for Ray Charles, James Brown, BB King and other legendary musicians. She’s one of the greatest female blues guitarists, and still plays local gigs in Atlanta. Keep on jamming Beverly! Whether its the face behind or the space around the music being played, these folks are fine firsts and true heroes of sound.