Southern Blues, old-timing and railroad music.
Peak in sub-genre #47
Wilbur Coughlin - Funny
Peak position #98
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Wilbur Coughlin was born on July 23, 1935 in Memphis, Tennessee. He and his mother moved to Tupelo, Mississippi when he was 13, and from there he traveled around the south as a Boxman for the railroad. Wilbur seemed older than his true age, so he was able to work. Durin this time he learned to play the Do-Bro and guitar, plus he sang and wrote poetry. His trials and tribulations were written down and eventually put into musical form. Wilbur played with such greats as Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. Wilbur recorded his material throughout the 50's and 60's, but the masters were lost until POBA Records dicovered them at an auction in Savannah, Ga in 1997. They were remastered and put to CD. POBA's small status made it impossible for it to invest in Wilbur's Music. It is hoped that a decent sized Blues Label will distribute Wilbur's material and continue his legacy.
Wilbur only plays on rare occassions.