Joshua Barnes Howell, known as Peg Leg Howell (March 5, 1888 - August 11, 1966) was an African American blues singer and guitarist, who connected early country blues and the later 12-bar style. He had the strong delivery and ear-catching repertoire of the professional street-singer.
John Carson (1874–1949), one of Atlanta's most colorful entertainers, was a fixture at local fiddlers' contests and political rallies, and he was no stranger to the doctor shows that came through town. Carson's son, Horace recalled:
"He'd draw them, I guarantee. Every medicine show back then they'd hire my daddy. He'd go down there and play and that field would be full of people every night."
Charley Jordan (January 1, 1890 - November 15, 1954) was a St. Louis blues singer, songwriter and guitarist, as well as a talent scout, originally from Mabelvale, Arkansas.
He was known for a unique style that drew on his rural roots.
Amédé Ardoin (11th March 1898—1941 or 1950) was one of the greatest Creole musicians of the twentieth century, Ardoin was one of the few Creole musicians to make commercial recordings before the era of Clifton Chenier.