Geoff Dyer

How I fell in love with the blues

Only in his early sixties, through an introduction to the trance blues of R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough, did Geoff Dyer finally enter the zone

By the time R.L. Burnside became famous, in the early 1990s, he was in his sixties, old and plump enough to play sitting down, rocking hard in the still centre of the beat. Photo: Jack Vartoogian / Getty Images

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