Charley Patton—an influential Delta blues musician and songwriter—was active from the 1910s to the 1930s. Hailing from Mississippi, USA, Patton is considered the "Father of the Delta Blues" and is known for his enduring contributions to American music. Notably, he mentored younger performers such as Robert Johnson and Howlin' Wolf. With a diverse repertoire, Patton played deep blues, hillbilly songs, ballads, and country dance music. His showmanship and unique playing style including playing the guitar behind his head, captivated audiences. Patton's notable pieces include Pony Blues and Down the Dirt Road Blues.