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Undid revision 902024682 by Moline1 (talk) infobox is about the broader aspects of the subgenre, not specific performers
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|stylistic_origins= {{hlist|[[Blues]]|[[country blues]]|[[swing music|swing]]|[[jazz]]}}
|cultural_origins={{Circa}} 1920s, [[Texas]], United StatesU.S.
|instruments={{hlist|[[Electric guitar]]|[[bass guitar]]|[[drums]]|[[keyboard instrument|keyboard]]}}
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'''Texas blues''' is [[blues]] music from [[Texas]]. As a regional style, its original form was characterized by [[jazz]] and [[swing music|swing]] influences. Later examples are often closer to [[blues rock]] and [[Southern rock]].
 
==History==
[[File:Stevie Ray Vaughan, 1989.jpg|thumb|200px|right|[[Stevie Ray Vaughan]] was the most prominent figure in one style of Texas [[electric blues]] in the late 20th century]]
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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]], [[San Antonio]], [[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/> [[Robert Johnson]]'s two recording sessions both took place in Texas, although he was from [[Mississippi]].
 
 
==Noteworthy performers==
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* [[Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown]]
* [[Goree Carter]]
* [[Johnny Winter]]
* [[ZZ Top]]
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==See also==