He was a Southern black man who helped shape American music in the late 1920s. He moved to Rochester, gave up music and lived in obscurity for two decades before he was re-discovered during the mid-1960s blues and folk revival.
He resumed his career, touring and recording before his death. A few years ago, his life even inspired a musical.
That story is one we know well here in Rochester.
But I'm not talking about Son House, the iconic bluesman.
It is also Lesley Riddle's story.