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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New Sollophonic Guitars From Andy Solloway in North Yorkshire, England

Andy Solloway has given up his full time teaching job to follow his passion for making and playing guitars. I came across an article recently written for the Yorkshire Post detailing Andy’s new Sollophonic guitars which turn electric guitars into resonator guitars. The idea is almost as cool as the sound of these new guitars,…

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Albert King Style Lesson With Steve Trovato

You may know Steve Trovato from a variety of places, he’s taught extensively for USC, Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, Truefire, Hal Leonard, and many others over his illustrious career… but my favorite thing he’s done are the lessons he’s done for you here at Blues Guitar Unleashed 🙂 This one is the style of Albert…

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The Funky Soul Groove Of Tommy Castro

Tommy Castro has been on the scene for years with a tight band and great songs. I wanted to celebrate this great artist by sharing a few live performances that I think you’ll dig. He’s got a killer voice and some good guitar chops, plus he’s a hard working musician just like the rest of…

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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 my friend, 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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