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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B.B. King Is Honored In His Hometown Of Kilmichael, Mississippi

B.B. King is known as one of the most influential blues guitarists in the music industry.  He still continues to amaze fans worldwide and recently he was honored in his hometown of Kilmichael, Mississippi.  King made a trip to the small town where he grew up for the unveiling of the Mississippi Blues Trail Marker…

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Blues Man Kenny Wayne Shepard

Kenny Wayne Shepard helped usher in a new generation of blues guitarists and has seen quite a bit of fame in the music business.  I found it pretty interesting too that Shepard is a self taught guitar player, which guarantees that anyone with enough motivation can be a guitarist.  It’s inspiring to me that he…

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Guitar Center King Of The Blues 2012 Winner, Boscoe France

The Guitar Center King of the Blues 2012 winner was announced recently and I figured I would go check out who won the competition.  Congratulations to the 2012 winner, Boscoe France.  Guitar Center posted the final performance from Boscoe on YouTube so I thought I would share it with you.  The performance includes a tune…

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One Of The Great Blues Masters, Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters is one of the first blues guitarists to come out of the Mississippi Delta and really shake things up in Chicago and beyond.  Muddy has inspired several generations of blues musicians, including myself, with his raw music and stories.  Fortunately, with technology the way it is today, there are early recordings that we…

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Master Of The Telecaster, Albert Collins

After looking back through my blog posts, I realized I hadn’t yet featured the great Fender Telecaster man, Albert Collins. Collins was one of the great blues guitarists that really seemed to understand that less is more when it comes to playing guitar, but he could certainly lay it down when the mood called for…

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