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==History==
[[File:SvaughanStevie Ray Vaughan, 1989.jpg|thumb|200px|right|[[Stevie Ray Vaughan]] was the most prominent figure in Texas [[electric blues]] in the late 20th century]]
Texas blues began to appear in the early 1900s among African Americans who worked in oilfields, ranches and lumber camps. In the 1920s, [[Blind Lemon Jefferson]] innovated the style by using jazz-like improvisation and single string accompaniment on a guitar; Jefferson's influence defined the field and inspired later performers. During the [[Great Depression]] in the 1930s, many bluesmen moved to cities including [[Galveston]], [[Houston]] and [[Dallas]]. It was from these urban centers that a new wave of popular performers appeared, including slide guitarist and gospel singer [[Blind Willie Johnson]]. Future bluesmen, such as, [[Lightnin' Hopkins]], [[Lil' Son Jackson]], and [[T-Bone Walker]] were influenced by these developments.<ref name=Allmusicblues694-5/>