Smokey Wilson remains one of America's most precious and irreplaceable treasures, the "Bluesman". Born in Mississippi in 1936, Robert Lee "Smokey" Wilson learned the blues at the feet of legends Elmore James, Jimmy Reed, Howlin' Wolf and B.B. King. As a child, Smokey's burning desire to play the blues had to be satisfied on a homemade broom handle and bailing wire guitar until his mother bought him his first acoustic at thirteen. He would soon be known as "Mississippi Smokey" in and around his hometown of Glen Allan.