Booker T. Washington "Bukka" White (November 12, 1906– February 26, 1977) was a delta blues guitarist and singer born near Houston, Mississippi. Even though he didn't like the spelling "Bukka", he was best known by that name. He gave his more famous cousin B.B. King his first guitar, a Stella. Bukka himself is remembered as a player of National Steel guitars. He also played, but was less adept at, the piano.