Patrick Huber is historian and editor at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.

Articles Authored

Nathaniel C. Bruce (right) and an unidentified student from the Bartlett Agricultural and Industrial School. [State Historical Society of Missouri photo collections]

Although his date of birth remains uncertain, Nathaniel C. Bruce was probably born in 1868…

Lonnie Johnson performing in 1965 at the Folk Festival Show, Palisades Amusement Park, New Jersey. [Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Amsterdam News Photograph Archive, #8084]

Alonzo “Lonnie” Johnson was an extraordinarily gifted blues guitarist and talented singer…