Robert Lockwood Jr.

At age 11, Robert Lockwood Jr. learned to play guitar from the legendary Robert Johnson. By the age of 15, he was playing professionally, often with Johnson and other blues greats like Sonny Boy Williamson.

Among the notable milestones in Lockwood’s extensive career: He has been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, he has won two W.C. Handy Awards, Cleveland named a street for him, and both Cleveland and Pittsburgh have held Robert Lockwood Days.

Lockwood’s band members for his Jubilee performance are Maurice Reedus, Augustus Hawkins, Charles D. Carnes, Jimmy Hoare, Gene Schwartz, and Robert Young.

This artist appears in Jubilee #1122: Robert Lockwood Jr./The Allstars with Wallace Coleman.