On Diffuser: The Roots of Indie – Jimmie Rodgers

Jimmie Rodgers Here’s your patient zero for country music, both literally and figuratively. Jimmie Rodgers suffered from tuberculosis throughout his short career, yet he still managed to define the sound that we call “country.”

Without The Blue Yodeler, we have no Jeff Tweedy; of course, we don’t have Billy Ray Cyrus, either, but don’t hold that against him.

Read all about the great man on Diffuser.

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