Son House

Son House

music department, soundtrack

Son House was born on Mar 21, 1902 in USA. Son House's big-screen debut came with Hard Target directed by John Woo in 1993. Son House is known for Two Trains Runnin' directed by Sam Pollard, Taylor Branch stars as Self and Gary Clark Jr. as Self. The upcoming new movie Son House plays is In the Aisles which will be released on Jun 14, 2019.

Legendary bluesman and one of the originators of the Mississippi Delta blues style, Son House was born Eddie Jones Jr. in 1902 in Riverton, MS, a small impoverished town in the Mississippi Delta. He sang in his local Baptist church as a youth and actually became a preacher at 20 years of age. His affinity for women and alcohol, however, interfered with his pastoral duties and he eventually decided that the secular world was more to his liking. He also discovered the blues while living in Louisiana in the early 1920s, and when he returned to Mississippi in 1926 he learned how to play the guitar. He worked the Delta juke joint and house party scene for the next few years. In 1928 he got into an altercation with another man and shot and killed him. Although he claimed self-defense, he was tried for the killing and sent to prison. However, a year later a judge re-examined the case and decided that House did indeed act in self-defense and ordered his release.

  • Birthday

    Mar 21, 1902
  • Place of Birth

    Riverton, Mississippi, USA