We had quite a night in Murrieta for Guitar Center’s “Battle Of The Blues 2012” last night!
Fortunately, between Laura and I we were able to capture all of the winning contestants on video… but the audio is of varying quality due to the different cameras we used.
First round: After all 6 of us playing our solos over backing tracks the result was a 3 way tie which has never happened before that store.
Here are the 3 videos from the first round – Me, Daniel Newell (great player at 17 years old), and Sultan (he just goes by Sultan so that’s all I have.)
Here’s my attempt using the “Slow Down Blues” jam track.
Now, as I said the result was a 3 way tie. So the next part is a “Guitar-Off” type of tie-breaker where each of us just plays for 2 minutes with no backing track. I elected to go groove and play something to try and get the crowd clapping along and have some fun with this:
And now Daniel’s tie-breaker
And finally Sultan’s tie-breaker
The result? Daniel got the final nod from the judges and moves on to the next round.
I did have fun and there were several BGU’ers out that night so having some extra crowd support was great!
The big question I suppose is, will I do this again next year? Well, every year I say I won’t, but I usually end up doing it by the time it comes around. So ask me next April and we’ll see what happens 🙂