Lesson 20 – Pink Anderson’s Every Day in the Week Blues

Every Day in the Week Blues is a classic Pink Anderson song which can be found on Pink Anderson: Vol. 1 Carolina Bluesman and the album this version comes from, the great Gospel Blues & Street Songs album which features the songs of both Pink Anderson and Reverend...

Lesson 19 – Jingle Bell Blues

It’s not even Halloween yet, so you must be wondering, ‘Where have you been with the lessons?’ and, ‘Why the hell a Fingerstyle Christmas song?’ Jingle Bell Blues.

Lesson #18 – Cold Beer, Fingerstyle Fundamentals Wrap-up

At this point you should have a pretty good idea of how to develop your fingerpicking skills, applying and identifying chord shapes and finger patterns, and thumb independence.

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Bob Log III

Utilizing super low tunings his slide playing sounds monstrous, the loose strings combined with his powerful finger picking let him snap and pluck and slide his dirty electric blues in a way that probably shouldn’t be possible.

Lightnin’ Hopkins

Sam ‘Lightning’ Hopkins was a very influential Texas Blues musician whose songs have inspired everyone from the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn to The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and many points in between.

Bumble Bee Slim – Rough, Rugged Blues

Bumblebee Slim was a highly prolific singer, songwriter and guitarist. He recorded over 150 songs for Parmount Records, Decca, Bluebird and Vocalion, accompanied frequently by such top notch musicians such as Big Bill Broonzy, Peetie Wheatstraw, Tampa Red, Memphis Minnie, and Washboard Sam.

Bull doze Blues

This catchy song was written and recorded by Henry Thomas between 1927 and 1929 for Vocalion Records. Thomas played guitar and accompanied himself on quills (an instrument similar to a pan flute).

Charlie Patton

Charlie Patton became the epitome of the rough and tumble bluesman, his heavy drinking, smoking, womanizing and hell-raising became almost as legendary as his music. As the first blues star he would be booked in advance to play instead of rambling from town to town looking for gigs, and because of his reputation he’d always pack them in.

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