Ushering A New Era Of The Blues With Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy recently shared his concern about what the new generations will do with blues music.  Buddy is afraid that the music might eventually die with blues masters like him, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and Junior Wells. While he may not be able to see that blues music is still alive in many…

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Jazz And Blues Fusion With Scott Henderson

I have been a fan of Scott Henderson for some time now.  I dig the way he plays and his ability to go “out there” with his music.  Whether you have heard of him or not, I hope you enjoy a few videos I collected from Scott Henderson and his band that feature him playing…

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Joe Bonamassa And His Gibson Guitar Collection

Joe Bonamassa has been a fan of Gibson guitars for most of his career and also happens to be a guitar collector as well.  So you can imagine that he has more than a few Gibson’s in his collection.  Gibson came out with an article that features some of the rare Gibson guitars in his…

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Pete Anderson: Versatile Guitarist And Producer

Pete Anderson isn’t exactly a household name for most guitar fans, but I guarantee you he has made a definite impact on the world of guitar.  Pete was the lead guitarist and producer for Dwight Yoakam from 1984 to 2002, and now works extensively on his own music and currently produces all the backing tracks…

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Do You Have What It Takes To Sing The Blues?

Fortunately, anyone who has ever gone through any hardship can play/sing the blues.  And since we’re all human, just about everybody can sing the blues.  I came across a fun article that asks that potent question, “Are you blues material?”  The article appeared on the Times-Standard and I will provide the link to the full…

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Cajun Blues Guitarist Tab Benoit

Tab Benoit has been in the music scene for many years now and is getting the recognition from the blues crowd he deserves.  Tab tells all about his home state of Louisiana in his songs and even founded Voice of the Wetlands to help raise awareness nationwide of problems on the Gulf Coast.  There’s definitely…

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Storytellers With B.B. King, Hubert Sumlin, And Buddy Guy

We are very fortunate to live in an age when we can share stories from blues guitar greats like B.B. King, Hubert Sumlin and Buddy Guy.  Without a platform like the Internet to hear these stories, many people around the world would have never heard authentic blues history coming from interviews that I will share…

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Painting Your Picture With The Blues

Have you ever noticed how you can take the same blues song and do it a bunch of different ways? Or that you can take a riff from one song, and use the lyrics from another song, and it will still work out just fine? Don’t believe me? Check out this version of “Crossroads” Not…

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Joe Bonamassa And Beth Hart At The Baked Potato In Los Angeles

When it comes to small music clubs, it’s hard to get any smaller than the Baked Potato in L.A.  This small place has played host to a very long list of the best talents ever seen and heard in the music industry; some before reaching fame and others once it’s already been received.  I came…

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A History Of Jazz Guitar: Choosing The Right Sound

I started to write this post about hollow body versus solid body guitars, and found a video that details the right jazz guitar for the jazz ensemble.  In the video, Tom Hynes out of Los Angeles reviews some of the things jazz guitarists should know about playing in a jazz ensemble.  While we here at…

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