Gospel guitarist Willie Eason playing his lap steel guitar in Florida.

Gospel guitarist Willie Eason playing his lap steel guitar in Florida.


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  • FA940501A

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  • Not after 2005

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  • Born in the LaCrosse community of Schley County, Georgia in 1921 or 1922. His family moved to Philadelphia, PA before he was a year old. In Philadelphia Willie took up the steel guitar and played it in the House of God, Keith Dominion church his family attended. By 1940, he began to travel the eastern US from New York to Miami to play for revivals, church meetings, and later, on street corners. Between the 1940s and 1960s Eason often worked in Florida, but he and his family did not move permanently to St. Petersburg until 1986. Eason won the Florida Folk Heritage Award in 1995. He later passed away on June 16, 2005.

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  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 5 x 7 in.

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  • Shelf number: S1603B5F1.

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Gospel guitarist Willie Eason playing his lap steel guitar in Florida.
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Gospel guitarist Willie Eason playing his lap steel guitar in Florida. Not after 2005. Black & white photoprint, 5 x 7 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/272681>, accessed 18 March 2019.

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Gospel guitarist Willie Eason playing his lap steel guitar in Florida. Not after 2005. Black & white photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 18 Mar. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/272681>.

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