Guitar Talk With Coco Montoya

Coco Montoya is considered one of the heavy hitters on the touring blues scene today, and he seems like a guy who is staying true to the blues and works hard to keep live music alive. I admire these guys and strive to keep this great music alive in my own right and want to…

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History Of Acoustic Blues Guitar

There are a lot of reasons why I decided to create my course entitled, “Acoustic Blues Guitar Unleashed,” but one of the main reasons was to celebrate the history of acoustic blues guitar. I’ll be transparent with you, when I had the idea I didn’t have much experience playing that type of solo acoustic blues.…

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How To Use Jam Tracks

Today I have a rather long video at 32 minutes… But don’t leave just yet, this is important. So many people have a hard time turning their licks or rhythms into music. And along with that I see so many people making the same mistakes when it comes to learning the guitar. You see, we…

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Some Of The More Popular Guitarists To Come Out Of Texas

Texas has been known as one of the founding states of the blues. Artists like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert Collins, and Eric Johnson are some of the later players to come out of the scene, but we can trace the roots of early blues players like Blind Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker and Lightnin’ Hopkins to…

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Revisiting The Roots Of The Blues With The Black Keys

The Black Keys have had some major success in the past couple of years for a blues rock duo with some additional influences from rap and hip hop. To say it best, The Black Keys are anything but conventional, but there sound is a great recipe for success. Fans, including myself, have found the duo…

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Slow Blues Lick Lesson With Steve Trovato

Probably the one constant among all blues players is our love of the oh-so-soulful slow blues feel… Whether it be Stevie’s “Texas Flood,” Gary Moore’s “Still Got The Blues,” or Hendrix layin’ down a little “Red House,” there is just something about the old school slow blues sound that hits you where you need to…

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Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival Is Going To New York

It looks like Eric Clapton and the gang are gearing up for the Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York. According to an article in the New York Times, the festival started out in Dallas, TX in 2004, then in 2007 and 2010 was held in Bridgeview, IL near Chicago. Next…

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The Recording Process With Derek Trucks And Susan Tedeschi

The Tedeschi Trucks Band is one of the hottest bands in blues music today, and in my opinion, they are one of the best because they continually strive to stay true to the music. Derek is a monster guitar player and arranger, while Susan is a stellar guitar player and vocalist, and the band they…

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Acoustic Blues Guitar With Big Bill Broonzy

One of the inspirations for my recent course entitled Acoustic Blues Guitar Unleashed was Big Bill Broonzy. Broonzy was one of the originators when it came to acoustic blues guitar, so I wanted to throw a little bit of attention towards this great blues guitar icon by sharing some of his recordings. There are a…

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Top 20 Most Played Blues Jam Tunes

Ever wonder what the most popular tunes are at jam sessions around the world? Me too… so I did some super scientific research (i.e. I asked a bunch of people) and got the de facto list of the “Top 20 Most Played Blues Jam Tunes.” There were over 460 responses! So it’s a safe bet…

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