Clyde Langford of Centerville, Texas, born June 6, 1934, learned guitar from Joel “Thunder” Hopkins as a young boy. He grew up in the cotton fields, listening to the songs on the radio and imitating them and putting his own spin on them. He joined the Army as a young man, and after returning from service, began a career of digging wells by hand. Clyde never stopped playing his music. In this field recording, his old Gibson guitar rattles, hums and grinds as his hypnotic serenade carries you way back into deep Texas blue.