Tips, Techniques, Examples about my favorite musical instrument, the Twelve-String Guitar.

If you play guitar check out Playing Technique, or Strings / Setup. There are also some interesting posts about guitars at, you guessed it, Guitars.

If you want to spread your musical talents around, you will find some good info at Recording.

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I've made some music videos through the years, and you can find them and other interesting music at Music I Like, Music I Play.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Long time, no write

Hey, I'm still alive. An odd uphill bicycle crash delayed the guitar playing recovery, but a bike / music buddy, Mike McMillen and I have been trading CD's of old blues players. Between us we've purchased, among lots of other stuff, nine albums of Lightnin' Hopkins. I highly recommend anyone into blues who hasn't heard him to get some of his work. His earliest (and some of his best, I think) recordings are from the 40's, but he became a bit more well known and recorded in the later part of the 20th century. Here's are some compelling youtube samples of Lightnin':

Lonesome Road, 1960

One of the comments says it all: "the slickest man to ever live."

Mojo Hand
, 1962

An interesting bit of improv at the end.

Shotgun blues, 1950 - no video but the music was when he was in his prime.

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