Blind Riley Puckett was probably the most famous (and independently successful) of the Skillet Lickers. I'm guessing few of you share my old music collecting as a hobby, but Puckett's "Ragged But Right" was pretty decent.
On a related note (honest, it really is related) a "Blind Tiger" is American Prohibition-Era slang for a speakeasy, so-called because they were often in a backroom of a carnival "oddity" front. The name has nothing to do with the NYC bar on Bleecker Street that stole the name.
But more trivia: Bleecker Street IS the one that appears in PP&M's arrangement of "Freight Train" (original lyrics written by Libba Cotton in 1907 when she was 12 years old), covered over the years by countless singers including Dick and DeeDee and PP&M. Again, for old music buffs.
Listen to Freight Train, Dick and DeeDee VersionListen to Freight Train, Peter, Paul and Mary Version (buried on Bleecker Street lyrics)
Listen to Freight Train, Original 1907 version with its author and Pete Seeger.
(Note that Elisabeth Cotten plays the guitar left handed and upside down.)
The Peter Paul and Mary version is the best, but iTunes won't let me share it with you, and I can't find theirs on YouTube. Sorry.