Back in October, my friend Bob Murnahan and I did a live clinic here in So. Cal. Here’s a clip of us jamming for a while during that show. Check out Mr. Spunk burning it up at about 7:20 in… you never knew he had it in him πŸ™‚


    82 replies to "The first clip from the live event!"

    • Demarcus Auckley

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    • benjwri

      “If Clapton heard this he may want to practice more than bends!”
      Agreed…that was my first thought…excellent playing!!!

    • Edmund G.

      WOW, hope to do that someday. Loving the blues more and more every time. Thank you so much for all that you do. You guys are just wonderful. Love it.

    • Friend -

      Hey Griff you play as good as you teach. As the Germans say “fantastisch klingen” you took me to another place. Thanks, Aussie/ Kiwi Kit.

    • levi

      The sound every beginner dream of….

    • rockydiver

      How cool is this – as a newbie, if I can achieve just a bit of this then I will be happy. Great stuff.

    • norman

      that’s as cool as you wanna be.

    • Cliff Melhuish

      WOW!! How cool is that!!

    • Sam Long

      Ireally injoyed the clip guys. sounds like sweet Jazz

    • David

      very smooth….
      awsome guys!

    • Mazza Spagnolo

      So effortless – you guys make it look so easy !!! The feel and and groove is just brilliant.

      Love you guys – and the drummer lays down the trail so well.

    • Donna Merritt

      Inspiring…but I don’t have time…on this earth…to get there.

    • steve

      oh my oh my.. in my best dreams i am playing like that lol.. awesome! : )

    • Neil

      Love this style of jazzy blues (or bluesey jazz..:-) You guys were smokin that day.. Would like to hear more!
      fyi the volume on the recording is quite low…had the speakers on my pc cranked and couldnt hear it that well…

    • coppsmc96@yahoo.ca

      I want to trash my guitar and just buy your Cd now. That was stellar.

    • geothegreat

      Well that was just a great jam session,loved it what a rush

    • Shane peterson

      Were can I buy your bands cd? If Clapton herd this he may want to practice more than bends πŸ˜‰

    • wayne

      What make and model of the guitar of the guy on the the left. (not the base guitar)

    • michael fredericks

      FAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • doug

      I listened to Clapton crossroads 2010 last night he had nothing on you all!!!! Great piece.

    • Rodney E. Willis

      Good guitar playing—you can show your skill and speed—but too jazzy for me. I prefer the Delta Blues—Robert Johnson, Son House, Ledbelly, Lightening Hopkins, Brownie and Sunny, Blind Lemon, T-bone, Buka, John Hurt, et al.

      I’ve always loved the blues but was never able to play it. Too old now (77) and fingers are stiff. Hardly ever pick up my J-50 Gibson anymore, and then only to strum.

      I sang in highschool, the Marine Corps, and at FSU in 1956. A fellow named Chic Thompson notice me on freshmen talent night at FSU in Sep56 and signed me to a recording contract. Cut a record at the Owen Bradley studio—a song called “Somebody’s Been Rocking My Baby” with “Old Man Mose” on the flip side. Hank Garland and the Anita Kerr singers were leading the session. I was trying to cash in on the rock and roll craze but it never happened. Sold enough records—Detroit, Buffalo and Hartford to cover our costs. Then went back to school and finished my BA degree in Business. Bought 80 acres 8 miles from the steps of the Florida Capitol, rased 5 kids,19 grandkids and one great grand kid. Lots of baby-sitting now but it’s been and is a good life. My only regret is never learning to play the blues.

      Happy Day and Semper Fi, rw

    • Michael

      There’s nothing like the blues with a groove. Damn fine man, damn fine!!!! You have any CD’s besides lessons published?

    • robbie

      Only one word for it Griff. COOL.

    • sammie watson

      superb, really super.u guys really compliment each other!

    • Jim Manley

      Bob, just bless us with a smile after that rip!! I am INSPIRED!

    • Michael creech

      “YEAH” Thats what i’m talkin’ bout !!!

    • Idiotwind

      …soundz lahk nerve-ah-na guys…tote’ly often the calundah, and the weight and richter scales two while I’m dishin’ out all theze ack-ko-lades, so smoo-o-th bruthas…so glad to be takin’ mah blues less’un’s frum y’all…may B won day ull B half ez gude as uze , which is good ’nuff fo’ me. (n’ don’ be gibbin’ me no shine ovah my writin’ skills eetha!) πŸ™‚

    • lynn

      that was cool..do you have a clinic often? I wanna go, just to watch. looks like you guys were having fun

    • No Time Flat

      Holy sh*t.

      Would that I could ever play like Griff.

    • FUBAR

      MAM-O-MAN!
      MR.SPUNK CAN REALLY SHAKE AND GHIVE-SMOKEN!!
      YOU GUY\’S SOUND GREAT!!
      LORD GIVE ME STRENTH…..AND MAYBE ONE OF THESE DAY\’S…WOW!!!

    • FUBAR

      MAM-O-MAN!
      MR.SPUNK CAN REALLY SHAKE AND GHIVE-SMOKEN!!
      YOU GUY’S SOUND GREAT!!
      LORD GIVE ME STRENTH…..AND MAYBE ONE OF THESE DAY’S…WOW!!!

    • FUBAR

      MAM-O-MAN!
      MR.SPUNK CAN REALLY SHAKE AND GHIVE-SMOKEN!!
      YOU GUY’S SOUND GREAT!!
      LORD GIVE ME STRENTH…..AND MAYBE ONE OF THESE DAY’S…WOW!!!

    • Dave

      Am I hearing a little Robben Ford in this piece? I think so! I’ll have to dust of those old Blue Note records now! Nice job!
      Dave

    • Robski

      Bugger me, back to the drawing board……………………!
      LOVE IT>

    • Lonnie6a

      Griff I must hand it to you guys, man you put the funk in that jam and the stank on the blues. Man can’t wait until i’m as good as you and I know with your course I will be on my way to laying it down like you do.

    • Rocky Mountains

      ….wow…burnin’ it up is right…..! iimmm-mm-pp-pr-rressiv-v-ve! I wanna do that! ha!

    • Mark

      Very tastey! Walter Becker-meets-Robben Ford in the alley at 3 in the morning kind of thing, both packing a strat….

    • tom

      you got the blues pickin the other cats doin a blues /jazz thing..very nice!!

    • Henry Rodriguez

      A perfect example of what playing is all about. Having fun.

    • csurge

      Really…who wouldn’t like to accomplish what you guys have! Loved the sounds of the guitars, exactly
      what amplification,effects set ups do you guys have? What brand guitars are those? That’s the kind of
      music I like to listen to and am trying to play. I’m pratcising with the online vids when I have a chance,
      ( work shift work) don’t have a whole lot of time. I use some of the blues chords with my gospel music too.

    • csurge

      Really…who wouldn’t like to accomplish what you guys have! Loved the sounds of the guitars, exactly
      what amplification,effects set ups do you guys have? What brand guitars are those? That’s the kind of
      music I like to listen to and am trying to play. I’m pratcising with the online vids when I have a chance,
      ( work shift work) don’t have a whole lot of time. I use some of the blues chords with my gospel music too.

    • Mark

      Great rhythm section.. ! bigtime πŸ˜‰

    • Kenny

      Sounds great! Be sure to vote for Griff’s band at playcrossroads.com

    • eric

      Super job,I’d pay to see you guy’s play anytime,and thank you for the lessons,they seperate fact from fiction!I needed to clean up my act,and you made it possible;thank you…sincerely eric

    • Robert Alva

      Great job!!! Very good, tight sound for such a small venue…

    • Joe Bryant

      Very clean and nice. A tribute to a great blues player.

      167104

    • Joe Bryant

      314999

      Very clean and nice. A tribute to a great blues player.

    • Joe Bryant

      Very clean and nice. A tribute to a great blues player.

    • Dave Lamey

      Great to hear such a tight and clean band. Please post more.

    • Tonedeaf

      really clean and tight. I will begin my lessons that I received for Christmas now. Please post more. You are 4 very upright guys.

    • Mike

      Any chance that you can send me the chords for this great tune or at least the backing track to this . . You guys sound freakin’ AWESOME!!!!!
      thanx
      Mike

    • buddy crabtree

      hey griff that was a nice video, great tone and real tasteful clean playing, i am a country music artist, lead singer/ rhythm player{acoustic} mainly i just got your dvd lessons and look forward to them , you explain the guitar better and more completely than anyone i have ever studied under, while in nashville i took lessons from former lead player and band leader for ricky nelson{denny sarokin} i learned alot from him fingerpicking wise and look forward to developing whatever soloing prowess i can obtain with the blues from you , thanks a million and look forward to your e- mails, stay safe, in him , buddy crabtree

    • Gary Roe

      i picked you from our studio site, thanks for showing some of the little things that help all players to improve the imprave,looking forward seeing more of that when I have a litte more time , thanks again from thunder ridge studio!

    • JAMES CRAWFORD

      I JUST BOUGHT BLUES UNLEASHED LESSONS . I CAN ALREADY HANDLE A GUITAR NOT BAD, BUT BOY I’M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO LEARNING ALL I CAN FROM YOU. AWSOME GRIFF!!!!! AND THANKS JIM

    • mike hron

      Nice jam! I hear some ” Black magic Woman” & “The Thrill is Gone” mixed in there!

    • Greg S

      I had no idea what I was going to find on here (linked from facebook), but I was pleasantly surprised by this video. Nice jam! Both guitars were good but the guy on the left has a real voice to his playing. Very supportive drummer too. That was not a bad way at all to spend a random 8 minutes.

    • mike preston

      really well composed,great jam!

    • George Whitesell

      Awsome, Griff!!! "Help the Poor", one of my favorite tunes. It took me a moment to recognize it! Recently ordered Blues Guitar Unleashed and am enjoying your approach. Thanks.

    • squirrelette (eve)

      wow
      that was excellent.you guys are awesome πŸ˜‰

    • Jesse

      Just blew me away!!!!Superb.

    • David Gatch

      I knew there was a reason I signed up with both of you to learn to play guitar!
      Griff and Bob, you are not only great teachers… you guys know how to really jam!!!!
      Thanks for the motivation!

    • Rob Green

      Hi Griff ,
      Just watched the jam , very impressed , loved the cool jazzy passages you both played . I’m a drummer also I liked the player you had , he had a nice relaxed style and did some tasteful fills. Just waiting for the blues dvd course to arrive .

      Best wishes

      Rob Green ( Adelaide ) South Australia .

    • Wayne

      I am so jealous. This truly makes me want to practice til I drop.
      Wayne

    • Emilio (Emi UK)

      All I can say is WOW!

      I would like echo Cyberthrasher comments

      Your BBG course has made be a better player in such a short period of time. I realize there is so much to learn, but I can’t actually believe the stuff I am playing now.

      I think anyone that is serious about blues guitar at any level could learn an awful lot from your courses

    • Dan

      Dan from Dallas.
      Hey man, that was so cool. You guys really inspire me to keep practicing.

    • Jim

      Griff,
      That is some smokin guitar playin !!!

      Jim
      Carlson Guitars

    • Aj In Anaheim

      Griff it has always been my pleasure to here good music and you guys were tight on that occassion, sorry I missed the one Nov. 14th, prior enguagement. The offer remains open, if you want to try out one of the 50 or so, let me know. I COULD USE SOME FEEDBACK ON SOME OF THESE TELE COMBINATIONS I’M work n on, or you can play the guitar hero’s guitar, Marc signed the front for me, and those two custom Taylors would be my best guess. I got THE EDGE’S 76 Exploader, and a few other artists guitars, when can I have one of yours? lol You take care my friend, wishing you and yours a very merry christmas and a happy new year.

      Aj In Anaheim DHD

    • dca2000

      Man-o-man…Am I sorry I missed your Clinic! I had to bow out at the last minute! I am looking forward to your DVD or CD…soon, I hope.
      Bestos,
      dca2000
      Cayucos By The Sea, CA

    • jaxn2bluz

      Verrry tasty… i’ve been looking for the best instructor on the web, and picked Griff. And even tho i havent gotten the course materials yet, just using the promo stuff, free lessons, and clips like this have improved my playing (by lots) and made me feel like i already got my money’s worth. you guys are tits.

    • Sean S from San Francisco

      What a delightful performance, thank you for sharing.

    • John F from Australia

      fantastic! I can only wish to play this well some day.

      Keep on sending the great videos.

      cheers

      John

    • Dave AKA Bluewater

      Killer just killer!!! I was thinking all the time I was listening that Steely Dan had just released a long lost and magical recording!

      Well don guys! I wish I was there.

      Dave

    • bluesguitar57

      Hey Guys!

      Man was that great!!!, Hey Griff, I purchased your course,and and have just started on it, I hope I can find that level with some hard work.

      When are you guys going to come to the midwest? Burlington,Iowa?,,,,we have a couple of great venues here, The Washington, and the blues shop. Keep up the great videos!!!,,,,,,,,,,Don Warth

    • Allen (Cyberthrasher)

      Great job guys. You have no idea how proud I am to call you my teacher right now. You both did an excellent job.

    • Josh (jhagan421)

      Seriously, WOW WOW. "Mr. Spunk" just blew me away reminded me of Trey Anastasio. When the rest of the band just smiles and stares, you must be doin’ somthin’ special!! You guys are terrific. Great to be learing from the like of that. I’m With Matt, Whens the NorEaster tour

    • Tim

      great to finally see ya’all playin’ together. hope to see more with some insight into how you put the lead parts together without walking over each other how long do you know your pard is going to play.
      can’t wait to see more

      whens the canada tour!!!!!

    • Matt (IrishRover)

      Great guys!! Now the real question is – when are you coming to the East side of town?

    • stratogeezer

      If you are gonna learn it’s good to learn from the best.
      Excellent!

    • Gary (gpower)

      Wow! Nothin’ more I can add.

    • Bruce from Guitarlickers

      That’s what it’s all about!

      Excellent guys!

    • Steve from Germany

      It is just so motivating to see what you two get accomplished, superb is probably a better word. Maybe one day……., we all have our dreams….

    • Chuck

      Wow!, You guys are Fantastic! I loved it. I see a lot more practice in my future!

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