Pedalboard Demo Of The Day

Hello, my name is Griff Hamlin and I’m a pedal-aholic… Yes, I have a huge problem with those little stompbox things and the wonderful sounds they make. I have like 3 drawers full plus a few more in various places (not to mention 2 or 3 multi-effects units.) It’s definitely something I need to get…

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BB King Lesson With Steve Trovato

If you don’t know the name Steve Trovato, you are in for a real treat today. Aside from being on the faculty at USC’s prestigious Thornton School Of Music and Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, Steve has done dozens of videos and courses for big names like Hal Leonard, Lick Library, Truefire, and many others. He…

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Twisted Blues With Oz Noy And His Twisted Blues Band

Of all the great guitarists that have defined blues guitar over the years, one of lesser known players I seem to gravitate towards is Oz Noy.  I consider Oz Noy’s music to more “blues fusion” than traditional blues as he incorporates quite a bit of jazz fusion elements into his playing.  He and his band,…

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Blues And Rock Guitarist Bugs Henderson

I noticed a comment recently that mentioned the great Bugs Henderson.  Once I saw that comment, I realized I hadn’t featured him in the blog yet, and that’s just plain wrong.  So here’s my small ode to the blues/rock/jazz guitarist, Bugs Henderson.  He would tell you himself that he isn’t a blues “traditionalist,” but that’s…

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Crossing Over To The Blues With David Gilmour

While David Gilmour has never crossed over entirely to the blues, he’ll tell you himself that the blues have been a huge impact on his playing.  Gilmour gained most of his fame as the guitarist, singer and main songwriter for the progressive rock band, Pink Floyd.  Many of you probably haven’t heard of his more…

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Black Cat Bone: Hoodoo Lyrics And What It’s All About

I came across an article recently that shed some light on the meaning behind Hoodoo, Voodoo, and the Black Cat Bone.  Black Cat Bone has been sung about by great blues and New Orleans rock musicians like Junior Wells, Albert Collins, Dr. John and many more.  The article came from Community Radio for North Colorado…

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Bonnie Raitt Sings The Blues

One of my favorite female blues voices has got to be Bonnie Raitt.  I’m sure I’m not alone when it comes to making that statement, so I wanted to share some of her “bluesier” performances that also highlight her skills on guitar.  Bonnie is, in my opinion, the whole package when it comes to being…

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John Hammond Plays The Blues

The blues lives in people of all shapes, sizes, colors and ages.  One of the great guitarists to play and sing the blues is John Hammond.  An article from the Sag Harbor Express quotes John Hammond as having “a textured voice and soulful guitar, Hammond could have come straight from the fields of the Deep…

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Gary Clarke Jr: The New Blues Sound Out Of Austin, TX

One of the new artists to come out of the stellar Austin, TX blues music scene is guitarist, Gary Clarke Jr.  Gary reached a high point in his career when he was selected as one of the artists to play for the president for the show Red, White and Blues.  Though, I’m sure there are…

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New Generation Blues Guitarist, Matt Schofield

Matt Schofield is one of the new blues guitarists that I have been listening to for some time now.  He mixes blues, rock, and jazz elements as I do into his music to create a new style of blues guitar that we are seeing more and more of these days.  I thought it would be…

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