One of the most persistent rumors in blues music is that some of the very best blues musicians of all time gained their skill in exchange for selling their souls. The deals supposedly went down at midnight, at the lonely intersection of two country roads in the Deep South. "Crossroads Blues" is the '27' universe's version of that story. It takes place in Mississippi in 1936, and tells the tale of Bobby, a young guitarist just desperate enough to make the crossroads bargain. A deal is made, but that's about the only thing that goes as expected. Turns out, the devil's not the only supernatural entity interested in Bobby's magic hands.
The bonus 12 page story from 27: First Set TPB in it's entirety!