Nearer My God to thee: Mr. Mississippi John Hurt

John Hurt was a blues musician who retired from music in his 30's but, after a life of share-cropping, he was rediscovered in his 60's.  He took to his newfound success with grace & humility.  Tom Paxton told me that he always had a smile on his face, even in repose, mostly attributable to his religious faith, but owing also to a bit of mischief.  "Nearer My God to Thee" is a song that he often performed, but also, it describes his state of being.

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16 x 10 x 9 inches.