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I hope you have had a great summer with a lot of fun and sunshine! Over the summer I had the pleasure of doing a YouTube video with my eleven year old, ace guitar student, Asher Rives. I also recorded my first video playing my resonator steel guitar.

In August, I will be performing at Zachery’s Cajun Kitchen Friday, Aug. 17, 7-11. I will also be at The Green Oaks on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 8-11. I would love to see you there!

Thanks!

 

Essential Listening: Oscar Moore

Oscar Moore (December 25, 1916 — October 8, 1981) was an American swing jazz guitarist. Moore was an integral part of the Nat King Cole Trio during 1937–1947, appearing on virtually all of Cole’s records during the period. A superb and influential guitarist, Moore was himself influenced by Charlie Christian. Barney Kessel once said that Moore practically created the role of the jazz guitarist in small combos. He also recorded with Lionel Hampton, Art Tatum (1941), the Capitol Jazzmen, and Lester Young. Unfortunately, Moore’s post-Cole career was not very successful. He played with his brother Johnny Moore in the Three Blazers from 1947 to the mid-1950s, after which the group declined in popularity following the departure of pianist/singer Charles Brown. Moore also recorded three records for the Verve and Tampa labels during 1953 and 1954. After that he was outside of music with the exception of one Cole tribute album in 1965. Eventually he left music altogether and settled in Los Angeles, where he worked as a bricklayer. (wikipedia)


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Essential Listening: Robert Johnson

Musician Robert Johnson is best known as one of the greatest blues performers of all time, a recognition that came largely after his death at age 27.
Robert Johnson is considered to be one of the greatest blues performers of all time. His hits include “I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom” and “Sweet Home Chicago,” which has become a blues standard. Part of his mythology is a story of how he gained his musical talents by making a bargain with the devil. He died at age 27 as the suspected victim of a deliberate poisoning.


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Great Guitarists Timeline

1930s

Charlie Christian (Benny Goodman Sextet)

Django Reinhardt (Quintette du Hot Club de France)

Oscar Aleman

Robert Johnson

 

1940s

Freddie Green (The Count Basie Band)

Oscar Moore (Nat King Cole Trio)

Herb Ellis

T-Bone Walker

 

1950s

Les Paul

Chet Atkins

Joe Maphis

Muddy Waters

 

1960s

The Beatles

Jimi Hendrix

Joe Pass

Nokie Edwards (The Ventures)

 

1970s

Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)

David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)

Steve Howe (Yes)

Doc Watson

 

1980s

Steve Morse

Eric Johnson

Phil Keaggy

Stevie Ray Vaughn

 

1990s

Danny Gatton

Michael Hedges

John Jorgenson

Bucky Pizzarelli

 

2000s

Tommy Emmanuel

Howard Alden

Richard Bennett

John Pizzarelli

 

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Essential Listening: Doc Watson

Doc Watson is a very respected folk guitarist and singer. He flat picks old time and bluegrass tunes with lightning speed and he does Travis picking also. The Essential Doc Watson is a good CD to start with. He has many recordings.

Essential Listening: Muddy Waters

This is roots stuff. Muddy Waters is the father of electric blues. Along with Son House and Robert Johnson, they were Mississippi delta blues players that influenced Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Mike Bloomfield, Keith Richards, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Albert Collins, Freddy King, B.B. King, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and many other players that followed in their footsteps.

Essential Listening: Joe Walsh

Does anyone not like the guitar playing on Hotel California? I like Joe because he is fun to watch, he has a sense of humor, and he doesn’t seem to take himself too seriously. He seems like the guy next door, the goofy ordinary average guy that can play a mean guitar. I love his phrasing on the solo of Life’s Been Good To Me So Far. He’s never in a hurry. He makes a few notes say a lot. I like his older stuff too such as The Bomber and Funk 49.

 

Essential Listening: Merle Travis

Merle started the alternating thumb style made famous by Chet Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel, and many more. Most players refer to the style as “Travis picking.”

 

 

Essential Listening: Pete Townsend

Pete Townsend (The Who)

Pete started the rock opera or concept album trend with the release of Tommy. The recording Tommy, Quadrophenia, and Who’s Next are  truly great moments in rock history.

 

 

 

Essential Listening: Joscho Stephan

Joscho is one of the young gypsy jazz disciples from Django University.  My favorite song of his is Gypsy.