Joe Maphis

Joe Maphis

Celebrating Joe Maphis, born Otis W. Maphis (May 12, 1921 – June 27, 1986), one of the flashiest country guitarists of the 1950s and 1960s, known as “The King of the Strings.”

Published by baldpomegranatenixon

I'm an expatriate Memphis musician and an instructor at a private music college in Minnesota. I find a greater clarity in my appreciation for music from Memphis and the Mississippi Delta region, now that I've lived away from it for decades, than when I was growing up in the midst of it.

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