Sleepy John Estes

Home of Sleepy John Estes - 121 Sunnyhill Cove, Brownsville, Tennessee

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Home of Sleepy John Estes. Visit the home of the legendary, world famous  bluesman"  just east of Nutbush near Brownsville in Haywood County (and just off of I-40).He reached his legendary status, despite his poor and humble beginning. He teamed up with mandolinist Yank Rachell and harmonica player Hammie Nixon to play in and around Brownsville in the 1920's. He actually recorded his music for over six decades, including  Victor, Decca and Bluebird, Delmar and other record labels. While preparing to go on a world tour, he died at his home in Brownsville, Tennessee in 1977.  He is buried at the Elam Baptist Church Cemetary in Lauderdale County. His home was relocated to the Center  and is open to the public, along with wonderful exhibits depicting the life of the area.  For more information for the home and additional museum events, call The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center @ 731-779-9000.

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