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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

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Subject:Кантри Блюз Рег-Тайм Фингер Пикинг
Posted by:alex_insh.
Time:2:45 pm.
Друзья! 24 октября в субботу в 19.00, в музыкальном магазине Муздеталь на Таганской состоится концерт и мастер класс Алексей Иншакова.

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Мастер класс будет посвящен технике игры на акустической гитаре в стилях кантри, блюз, рег-тайм и фингер пикинг. Если о кантри и блюзе мы имеем какое-то представление, то рег-тайм и фингер пикинг для многих являются загадкой. Уникальность фингер пикинг заключается в том, что он не только включает в себя три остальных стиля, но и позволяет сыграть на одной гитаре партии всей группы, включая бас, ритм гитару, перкуссию и соло. Алексей Иншаков – гитарист и педагог, лауреат множества конкурсов, таких как «Многоликая гитара» и «Фестос», участник международного фестиваля MUSICFEST и серии мастер-классов LearMusic. Награжден за вклад в развитие музыкального образования, сохранение культурного наследия России и укрепление международных культурных связей. www.alexeyinshakov.ru

Адрес магазина: Пестовский переулок д. 12, метро Таганская. www.musdetal.ru Вход свободный!

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

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Subject:Обновление в Guitar School
Posted by:alex_insh.
Time:3:47 pm.
В Guitar School появилось обновление. Видео из серии Ultimate Guitar Techniques - играем аккомпанемент со Стивом Тровато. Заценивайте и пишите что думаете! ;-)

Monday, August 31st, 2009

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Subject:Guitar School
Posted by:alex_insh.
Time:3:56 pm.
Друзья, в сообществе Guitar School наконец-то появился 1-ый урок посвященный развитию пальцевой техники. Заценяйте и присединяйтесь! :-)

В ближайшее время появяться видео уроки по аккомпанементу в стилях рок, фанк, блюз, джаз и латин.

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

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Subject:!!! Acoustic Party !!!
Posted by:alex_insh.
Time:3:17 pm.
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Acoustic Party - это море теплой музыки и весеннего солнца. Это концерт Алексея Иншакова и Алисы Канцибер с участием друзей музыкантов. Это удивительно легкая музыка включающая отголоски различных стилей: от кантри и фолка до джаза. Услышав эти звуки, вы попадаете в мир полный чудесных мелодий. Это и оригинальные версии известных композиций, и авторские произведения.

25 апреля, суббота. Начало в 19.30.
Арт-кафе "Ни-шали". М. профсоюзная, ул. профсоюзная 15.
Вход - 200 р.

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

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Subject:John Cephas RIP
Posted by:metalclarinet.
Time:3:17 pm.
From his recofd label's press release

Master blues guitarist and vocalist John Cephas died of natural causes on Wednesday, March 4, 2009. He was 78. Well known as one half of the award-winning Piedmont blues duo Cephas & Wiggins, John’s remarkable and delicate finger picking and rich, baritone vocals placed him firmly at the forefront of acoustic blues artists. John received a National Heritage Fellowship Award (often called the “Living Treasure Award”) in 1989. This is the highest honor the U.S. G overnment offers a traditional artist. Two weeks ago, John was honored as one of eight black trailblazers as designated by the Library of Virginia's African American History Month.

John Cephas, along with his harmonica playing partner Phil Wiggins, performed thousands of concerts and festivals all over the world. Often under the auspices of the U.S. State Department, the two spent much of the 1980s abroad, playing Europe, Africa, Central and South America, China, Australia and New Zealand. In 1988, they were among the first Americans to perform at the Russian Folk Festival in Moscow. In 1997 Cephas & Wiggins performed for President Bill Clinton. In addition, John appeared on stage portraying a blind bluesman in the Kennedy Center production of Blind Man Blues. He also appeared in a production of Zora Neal Hurston’s play, Polk County, in Washington, D.C.

Among his many endeavors, John s erved on the Executive Committee of the National Council for the Traditional Arts, and has testified before Congressional committees. He is also a founder of the Washington, D.C. Blues Society. “More than anything else,” said John, “I would like to see a revival of country blues by more young people…more people going to concerts, learning to play the music. That’s why I stay in the field of traditional music. I don’t want it to die.”

John Cephas was born in Washington, D.C. in 1930 into a deeply religious family and raised in Bowling Green, Virginia. His first taste of music was gospel, but blues soon became his calling. After learning to play the alternating thumb and fingerpicking guitar style that defines Piedmont blues, John began emulating the records he heard by Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Blake, Rev. Gary Davis and other early blues artists. Aside from playing blues, John worked early on as a professional gospel singer, carpenter and Atlantic fisherman. By the 1960s, he was starting to make a living from his music.

John first met his future partner Phil Wiggins in 1976 at the Smithsonian National Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C. and the two quickly formed a duo. By the early 1980s, the international blues community recognized this marvelous acoustic twosome as the leading exponents of traditional Tidewater blues. While overseas in 1981, they recorded two albums, Living Country Blues and Sweet Bitter Blues, for the German L&R label. Cephas & Wiggins recorded their first domestic album, Dog Days Of August (Flying Fish Records), in 1987 in John’s living room, and it quickly won a Blues Music Award for Best Traditional Blues Album of the Year.

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

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Subject:Rare UK Blues Vinyl for sale!
Posted by:hoplazziehop.
Time:6:40 pm.


Hello! I'm selling a lot of rare UK pressings at a bargain price! I need money to buy my b/f a new saxophone, otherwise I wouldn't sell them XD

There's a good variety, including some Sonny Boy Williamson and Muddy Waters.

I have 100 per cent positive feedback and will post internationally. Most of these are $80 in price guides so I'd highly recommend having a browse, you might find something you've always wanted!

Jo x

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

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Subject:Terry Harmonica Bean
Posted by:metalclarinet.
Time:10:28 am.
This July, I took a class with Terry Harmonica Bean at Blues and Swing Week at Davis and Elkins college. This guy is pure Mississippi hill country blues -- not delta, but close enough.

The clip appears to be from a cooking class last fall. (I guess you gig where you get gigs!)

My Blues & Swing week pix (as if you were curious) are at http://picasaweb.google.com/MetalClarinet/200707BluesAndSwingWeekElkinsWV

Hint: use the slide show feature.

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

(14 got the blues // take a drink)

Subject:Hi there,
Posted by:mana_trini.
Time:7:21 pm.
Mood: calm.
My name is Julien, french dude, living in Mayotte.
Not a lot of blues here...but you can still find some guys joining for a concert at the yacht club. I heard a Mauricien guy Eric Triton, there, for the first time, some kind of guitarist!! check him out:   http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=146772504
I love the Blues, I'd like to be able to play it one day with my guitar.
Here to lurn more and more about the Blues, to discover other artists, and to share good songs and moments.
By the way, have you ever heard of the "La charité sur loire" blues festival?
I was lucky to be there in 2005 before I have got to go live in an indian ocean island...and had a real good time listening to local bands and international artists like Ray Sharp, John Primer and Nora Jean Bruso.
If you come to France and want to visit the real country, taste some good wine and cheese, and listen to good music, come to La charité sur loire blues festival during summer!!!

Now I say bye, have a good one, thank you for having me in your community, sorry for my english...

Ain't nothing like the Blues!

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

(1 got the blues // take a drink)

Subject:Movie Trailor
Posted by:metalclarinet.
Time:11:30 am.
I am looking for Otha Turner stuff. Any suggestions?

I did see this (obscure?) movie trailor. Anyone seen the actual film and care to comment?

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

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Subject:Rick Franklin & Mike Baytop
Posted by:metalclarinet.
Time:1:36 pm.
Rick and Mike are regulars at the Barbershop here in D.C.
( WWW.acousticblues.com )

They mostly play piedmont/country blues as opposed to Delta, but I thought I would toss this up to see what folks think.

Monday, July 9th, 2007

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Posted by:benny_farm.
Time:2:11 pm.

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Thursday, January 25th, 2007

(1 got the blues // take a drink)

Posted by:metalclarinet.
Time:9:45 pm.
Not acoustic and not delta, but Gaye Adegbalola is the silver beaver of the blues. One of her CDs covers blues women of the 20s & 30s. And when not performing, she does play an acoustic guitar. Always a party when Gaye is around.

Sunday, September 10th, 2006

(25 got the blues // take a drink)

Posted by:snyrt_file.
Time:2:21 am.
at metalclarinet's urging, i'm bringing this up here:

Ever notice the massive number of shared lines stretching across blues music, part of what the liner notes to one album call "a common pool of verses"? That it's possible to (potentially) trace the development of certain songs from others (or perhaps along parallel paths). Case in point, Muddy Waters's song "I Can't Be Satisfied," in which one finds an almost identical line to the one in Blind Boy Fuller's "Pistol Slapper Blues": "I feel like slapping my pistol in your face/ Gonna let the graveyard be your resting place." Or the standard Muddy Waters tune "Rollin' and Tumblin'" which intersects a number of times with Robert Johnson's "If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day". Or a number of Robert Johnson's own lines, which crop up in tunes by various artists, even outside the blues genre (one verse in the doggerel "They're Red Hot" is nearly identical to another from Woody Guthrie's "Take a Whiff On Me").

An article I read for a class last semester discussed the blues form as a folkloric tradition. The author pointed at the "common pool" of lines, riffs, verses, etc in blues music as an illustration of the folk process: one song spawns another, which spawns another, or two similar ones, or a song referred to by the same title but with innumerable possible variations, making the result a distinct product of the artist performing it. Which, of course, no more points to there being one single "original" or "pure" version of the song "Rollin' and Tumblin'", but certainly presents variations from one artist to another, or the sharing of lines between one tune and another, in a different light than the one in which we might usually see it.

Speaking of "R&T", anyone note that Dylan has done a new version of it for his latest album?

Monday, July 24th, 2006

(3 got the blues // take a drink)

Subject:Terry Bean
Posted by:metalclarinet.
Time:12:09 am.
Just met Terry Harmonica Bean at Augusta Heritage Blues and Swing week. He was teaching both harmonica and guitar. When the guy fronts a group, he owns it. I'm curious what folks know about him.

Other harp players on staff included Phil Wiggins, Joe Filisko, Larry Iceman Eisenberg and Alan Holmes. All great, all fun. Watched Eisenberg sit in while John Cephas, Joe Harris and Alonzo Pennington swapped tunes. Eisenberg only used a C harp -- simply bending notes to get whatever he wanted.

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

(2 got the blues // take a drink)

Subject:My mistake
Posted by:na365.
Time:6:44 pm.
Mood:slightly bummed.

After posting I read about the 1900-1940's time limit,

Sorry folks,



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Subject:Hey Y'all
Posted by:na365.
Time:6:14 pm.
Mood: feelin good.
Well I am glad to see there is a Delta Blues community on here, even if there has not been much action on it lately.

I'm new to LJ and I was born in the Mississippi Delta. The blues is in my blood. I have an Uncle named James 'Son' Thomas who got pretty well known as a musician and sculptor before his death a few years back. He lived in Leland MS in a little neighborhood called 'black dog' for most of his later years.

His son (my cousin), Raymond Earl Thomas lived with him and learned a few of his licks. He was playing the annual Delta Blues Fest for a for a few years...

I also have an Aunt named Denise LaSalle who does a raunchy kind of soul/blues: "Lick it before you stick it" she wrote that.

Anybody heard of 'em?

Anyway, the reason I write is to hip y'all to a guy I say a PBS documentary on about a year ago. His name is Richard Johnston. White guy, living in Memphis TN, apparently he has a steady gig on Beale St. (..on the street) but he draws larger crowds that some of the clubs do.

Real interesting guy with a north-mississippi hill-country kind of sound that is just incredible. It really gives me hope for what the future of the blues might hold.
He plays a variety of instruments (all at once sometimes) including this funky sounding 3 string electrified cigar-box-broom-handle contraption called a "lowebow."

Check him out

(sorry if the link doesn't work, I tried)

Friday, April 14th, 2006

(5 got the blues // take a drink)

Posted by:bluesgunner.
Time:9:29 pm.
I don't know if this place is inhabited any more, but has anyone else been impressed by/pleased at the volume of excellent quality Delta blues videos on places like YouTube? There's so many! Some great old stuff by Son House, Mississippi Fred McDowell and others. Some very good early John Lee Hooker stuff too..

I'd recommend it to all!

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

(8 got the blues // take a drink)

Posted by:snyrt_file.
Time:6:57 pm.
Hi, I just joined the community, and am a bit of an outsider. My earliest understanding of the blues came from Clapton, and I only recently (after going through some Woody Guthrie and the Carter Family) found my way to Robert Johnson. I'm particularly interested in slide guitar like Johnson played (just started trying it myself about a week ago; not much success yet, but I'm learning); can anyone recommend other first rate slide players for me to check into? Thanks.

Oh, and just for kicks, anyone out there got a particular favorite Robert Johnson tune?

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Subject:Buddy Guy and Robert Cray vs Los Lobos
Posted by:battywingwing.
Time:8:08 pm.
Mood: awake.
Hi I am a new member to this community.

Buddy Guy with Band (supported by Robert Cray with Band) and Los Lobos are coming to my neck of the woods in Australia.

I can't afford to see both shows maybe just one of them.

Has anyone seen any of these guys live lately.

Any recommendations.

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

(5 got the blues // take a drink)

Posted by:ragnar1787.
Time:10:47 am.
Can someone recommend some blues-men from the 1910s and 1920s?

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