Watch the Sonny Terry online guitar lesson by Annie Raines from Blues Harmonica Blueprint

Sonny Terry was born in Greensboro, North Carolina and started his career in Durham, where he found a perfect musical match in guitarist and recording star Blind Boy Fuller. The pair recorded several sides together on the Brunswick label before Fuller’s untimely death in 1940. Brownie McGhee, a protege of Fuller’s who was being promoted with the moniker "Blind Boy Fuller #2" inherited the guitar chair and Terry and McGhee embarked on a decades-long and famously divisive partnership.