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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Rollin' and Tumblin'

This is a Muddy Waters tune that is have always loved, and it is proof of the power of the blues.  Everytime I play it my daughters dance around the room.  I know a lot of folks are tired of me playing it, but I just can't.  It is just such a great song.

I hope the girls love it like I do...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Walking Blues

This song is one that made me want to play slide guitar.  In 1992 when I saw Eric Clapton perform this on MTV's Unplugged, that was it.  I went the next day to Cecil's Bandstand in Jackson, TN and, with some inheritance money, bought a dobro.  Unfortunatley, no one told me I was going to sound like two badgers f*%#@*!  That all changed a few weeks later when I was learning slide from Steve Patterson.  He told me exactly that.  Fortunately he also told me to work through it, and keep practicing.

I am glad I did, because this has become one of my favorite songs to play.  I hope you enjoy it, and I hope my wife and daughters enjoy it as well.

Monday, June 2, 2014

It Hurts Me Too

As I learned slide guitar, of course the road eventually lead to Elmore James, the King of the Slide Guitar.  When I heard this song I immediately fell in love with it, and it is of course a great song to include in my "songs for the girls" project.