my local npr station here in murray, wkms, has a wonderful folk and bluegrass show on saturday mornings, called music from the front porch. it's always nice to spend your saturday mornings listening to cozy music like this. today they played one of my favorites, tony rice's version of church st. blues.
like most folk songs, it's hard to know where they first came from, that's part of the reason they're folk songs, they're pre loved and passed on. after doing a little research, i believe i found the origin of this song, the legendary norman blake. here is his version of church st. blues, which i believe he first wrote and recorded.