Must See Blues?

Discussion in 'rec.music.guitar' started by NJD, Aug 30, 2003.

  1. NJD

    NJD Guest

    Based on your experience, which still-touring blues guitarists would you
    say rank as must-see?

    I want to get out and see some *great* blues players.

    --
    Nick
    http://www.cultv.com Fine arts & more
    http://www.ironia.net My last band
  2. On Sat, 30 Aug 2003 15:38:15 GMT, NJD <njd@NIXSPAAMcultv.com> wrote:

    >Based on your experience, which still-touring blues guitarists would you
    >say rank as must-see?
    >
    >I want to get out and see some *great* blues players.


    Gatemouth Brown.

    www.gatemouth.com

    HTH.

    Texas Pete
  3. Richard

    Richard Guest

    njd@NIXSPAAMcultv.com wrote...
    > Based on your experience, which still-touring blues guitarists would you
    > say rank as must-see?
    >
    > I want to get out and see some *great* blues players.


    In my experience, there are a few young blues players in NYC that are
    really superb. Very inventive (not derived of BB, SRV, etc.), very
    musical, and very bluesy. They aren't recorded yet, so far as I
    know, but IMO they're much more interesting than Buddy Guy, Gatemouth
    Brown, or anybody like that.

    But your topic was still-touring blues guitarists, not up-and-coming
    blues guitarists in your neighborhood. I know how much it bugs you
    when people stray off topic, so I'll make you happy this once and
    stay on topic.

    --
    Gonna miss seeing you play, Pete Sampras.
  4. NJD

    NJD Guest

    In article <MPG.19ba9a6bc1f3d60b989812@news.verizon.net>, rh310
    @hotmail.com says...
    > But your topic was still-touring blues guitarists, not up-and-coming
    > blues guitarists in your neighborhood. I know how much it bugs you
    > when people stray off topic, so I'll make you happy this once and
    > stay on topic.


    Sarcasm bugs me too.

    So anyway, New York is close and up-and-coming players sound good. Whom
    should I check out?

    --
    Nick
    http://www.cultv.com Fine arts & more
    http://www.ironia.net My last band
  5. Richard

    Richard Guest

    njd@NIXSPAAMcultv.com wrote...
    > rh310@hotmail.com says...
    > > But your topic was still-touring blues guitarists, not up-and-coming
    > > blues guitarists in your neighborhood. I know how much it bugs you
    > > when people stray off topic, so I'll make you happy this once and
    > > stay on topic.

    >
    > Sarcasm bugs me too.


    Tight-asses bug me.

    > So anyway, New York is close and up-and-coming players sound good. Whom
    > should I check out?


    Stay on topic. :)

    --
    Gonna miss seeing you play, Pete Sampras.
  6. On Sat, 30 Aug 2003 16:27:38 GMT, Richard <rh310@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >In my experience, there are a few young blues players in NYC that are
    >really superb. Very inventive (not derived of BB, SRV, etc.), very
    >musical, and very bluesy. They aren't recorded yet, so far as I
    >know, but IMO they're much more interesting than Buddy Guy, Gatemouth
    >Brown, or anybody like that.


    Well, the deal is, you've GOT to connect to the past in order to
    know HOW to connect to the future. I'm sorry about your predjudice
    (not a bit racial, simply against the past) but I also know that
    you're smart enough to wise up.

    Texas Pete
  7. JHT

    JHT Guest

    NJD <njd@NIXSPAAMcultv.com> wrote in article <MPG.19ba8ee1352557a6989b47@news.optonline.net>...
    > Based on your experience, which still-touring blues guitarists would you
    > say rank as must-see?
    >
    > I want to get out and see some *great* blues players.


    You won't believe it, but Kenny Wayne Sheppard.

    --
    Jason
    http://www.geocities.com/nobody_upstairs
  8. NJD

    NJD Guest

    In article <qcj1lvsnnts40kq9dig6krnma5n0brtke2@4ax.com>,
    petekerez@aol.com says...
    > On Sat, 30 Aug 2003 15:38:15 GMT, NJD <njd@NIXSPAAMcultv.com> wrote:
    >
    > >Based on your experience, which still-touring blues guitarists would you
    > >say rank as must-see?
    > >
    > >I want to get out and see some *great* blues players.

    >
    > Gatemouth Brown.


    He tours Japan. Wonder if he ever comes the the other Far East (New
    York).

    --
    Nick
    http://www.cultv.com Fine arts & more
    http://www.ironia.net My last band
  9. NJD

    NJD Guest

    In article <MPG.19baa31bdaddff50989813@news.verizon.net>, rh310
    @hotmail.com says...
    > njd@NIXSPAAMcultv.com wrote...
    > > rh310@hotmail.com says...
    > > > But your topic was still-touring blues guitarists, not up-and-coming
    > > > blues guitarists in your neighborhood. I know how much it bugs you
    > > > when people stray off topic, so I'll make you happy this once and
    > > > stay on topic.

    > >
    > > Sarcasm bugs me too.

    >
    > Tight-asses bug me.


    Some people like them.

    --
    Nick
  10. Jon

    Jon Guest

    Denny Freeman

    NJD wrote:

    > Based on your experience, which still-touring blues guitarists would you
    > say rank as must-see?
    >
    > I want to get out and see some *great* blues players.
    >
    >
  11. NJD

    NJD Guest

    In article <vl1sv5dit64b2e@corp.supernews.com>, jeffgross@charter.net
    says...
    > Atlas wrote:
    > > You misspelled "Stevie Ray Vaughan".
    > >
    > > HTH.

    > Who for some reason, isn't touring anymore. ;)


    And I sure do regret never having caught his act live.

    --
    Nick
    http://www.cultv.com Fine arts & more
    http://www.ironia.net My last band
  12. Jeff Gross

    Jeff Gross Guest

    Atlas wrote:

    >x-no-archive: yes
    >
    >On Sat, 30 Aug 2003 17:35:12 GMT, "JHT" <NobodyUpstairs@DELETEaol.com>
    >wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >>You won't believe it, but Kenny Wayne Sheppard.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > You misspelled "Stevie Ray Vaughan".
    >
    > HTH.
    >
    >
    >

    Who for some reason, isn't touring anymore. ;)

    - JG
    http://dirty-ernie.com
  13. Re: Re: Must See Blues?

    On Sat, 30 Aug 2003 17:36:54 GMT, NJD <njd@NIXSPAAMcultv.com> wrote:

    >
    >He tours Japan. Wonder if he ever comes the the other Far East (New
    >York).


    He was in Lancaster, PA last week. That's probably as close as he'll
    get for awhile.
  14. Jeff Gross

    Jeff Gross Guest

    Johnny Winter, http://www.johnnywinter.net for tour dates. You might be
    surprised how much he influenced guys like SRV.
    Tab Benoit - anyone who even 'kind of' likes electric blues should see
    this guy. Wow. http://www.tabbenoit.com
    Kenny Wayne Sheppard - he's starting to mature into a very good
    performer and really smokes live (his singer is boring as hell though).

    Cheers,
    - Jeff G
    http://dirty-ernie.com

    NJD wrote:

    >Based on your experience, which still-touring blues guitarists would you
    >say rank as must-see?
    >
    >I want to get out and see some *great* blues players.
    >
    >
    >
  15. Atlas

    Atlas Guest

    x-no-archive: yes

    On Sat, 30 Aug 2003 17:35:12 GMT, "JHT" <NobodyUpstairs@DELETEaol.com>
    wrote:

    >You won't believe it, but Kenny Wayne Sheppard.


    You misspelled "Stevie Ray Vaughan".

    HTH.


    Atlas
    --
    "I don't do drugs, I am drugs" - Salvador Dali
  16. JMK

    JMK Guest

    NJD <njd@NIXSPAAMcultv.com> wrote in
    news:MPG.19baaa8b1c212e2989b4a@news.optonline.net:

    > In article <qcj1lvsnnts40kq9dig6krnma5n0brtke2@4ax.com>,
    > petekerez@aol.com says...
    >> On Sat, 30 Aug 2003 15:38:15 GMT, NJD <njd@NIXSPAAMcultv.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> >Based on your experience, which still-touring blues guitarists would
    >> >you say rank as must-see?
    >> >
    >> >I want to get out and see some *great* blues players.

    >>
    >> Gatemouth Brown.

    >
    > He tours Japan. Wonder if he ever comes the the other Far East (New
    > York).
    >


    He plays New Orleans Jazzfest every year. Lives close by (Slidell, LA
    I think).

    Not that that helps you.

    I saw Alvin Youngblood Hart one time, opening for Richard
    Thompson. Excellent, inventive player. Recommended.

    JMK
  17. NJD

    NJD Guest

    Re: Re: Must See Blues?

    In article <nvt1lv47esvrn9opfshlotj3us7ld314qv@4ax.com>, mikemck333
    @optonline.net says...
    > On Sat, 30 Aug 2003 17:36:54 GMT, NJD <njd@NIXSPAAMcultv.com> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >He tours Japan. Wonder if he ever comes the the other Far East (New
    > >York).

    >
    > He was in Lancaster, PA last week. That's probably as close as he'll
    > get for awhile.


    That's about 3 hours. Is he worth it?

    In any case, I'm keeping a list now and will keep an eye on who is
    playing. Most people come by this way sooner or later.

    --
    Nick
    http://www.cultv.com Fine arts & more
    http://www.ironia.net My last band
  18. NJD

    NJD Guest

  19. JHT

    JHT Guest

    Jeff Gross <jeffgross@charter.net> wrote in article <vl1tkl2s9v6ef0@corp.supernews.com>...
    > Johnny Winter, http://www.johnnywinter.net for tour dates. You might be
    > surprised how much he influenced guys like SRV.
    > Tab Benoit - anyone who even 'kind of' likes electric blues should see
    > this guy. Wow. http://www.tabbenoit.com
    > Kenny Wayne Sheppard - he's starting to mature into a very good
    > performer and really smokes live (his singer is boring as hell though).
    >
    > Cheers,
    > - Jeff G
    > http://dirty-ernie.com


    I also suggest KWS...the guy, when I saw him, was doing licks that didn't remind me of anyone, so that is a really cool thing.

    And FWIW, he was LOUDER than Hell. Two amps behind a plexiglass baffle, and the whole place was filled with killer sounds.

    I really was impressed and enjoyed the heck out of myself.

    Then BB King came on, who we went to see to begin with, and it was ..well...kind of a let down after the fire of KWS playing.

    --
    Jason
    http://www.geocities.com/nobody_upstairs
  20. JHT

    JHT Guest

    Atlas <c1sublux@hotmail.com> wrote in article <3eu1lv0jhl22g39gccjuok472eqc52ribk@4ax.com>...

    >
    > On Sat, 30 Aug 2003 17:35:12 GMT, "JHT" <NobodyUpstairs@DELETEaol.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >You won't believe it, but Kenny Wayne Sheppard.

    >
    > You misspelled "Stevie Ray Vaughan".


    No, I sure didn't. It's Kenny Wayne Sheppard.

    > HTH.


    Hagar The Horrible?

    What's a cartoon have to do with this discussion?

    --
    Jason
    http://www.geocities.com/nobody_upstairs

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