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I Hear The Rhythm   Leave a comment

Guitar (1 of 1)-2 art blog“I Hear The Rhythm” — Computer Art by kenne

I hear the rhythm
a pattern of sounds
forming guitar melodies.

I feel the rhythm
weak and strong beats
vibrating my soul.

I see the rhythm
directing my eye
by repeating elements.

— kenne

Full Automatic Fire   Leave a comment

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFull Automatic Fire — Image by kenne

Pick ‘n slide your strings
Full automatic fire
Rocking till dawn’s light.

— kenne

John McLaughlin, “The Best Guitarist Alive”   2 comments

John_McLaughlin_03_by_Jos_Knaepen_AG350 John McLaughlin, photo by Jos L. Knaepen

John McLaughlin, also known as Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, is an English guitarist, bandleader and composer. Wikipedia

I spent this evening listening to this amazing Godfather of Jazz Fusion — a spiritual experience!


If This Guitar Could Talk   1 comment

Mean Gene KeltonThe late Mean Gene Kelton — May 3, 2008 Image by kenne

“If this guitar could talk – don’t you think you might hear

How the road goes on forever, just follow the trail of tears”

— from “If This Guitar Could Talk” by Mean Gene Kelton


Mean Gene Kelton was one hell of a rockin’ bluesman. He was also that down home Mississippi boy who loved sitting around picking, playing the harp and telling stories — never a moment to write about in “Gigs from Hell.”

I recall Gene telling me that he was getting tired of the “regular gig thing,” which is one of the reasons he started his weekly acoustic “Rooster Jam” at Rooster’s in Baytown.

In May of 2008, Ken & Mary’s Blues Project provided one of those perfect “under the stars” venues for the “unplugged” Gene.

And yes, we are still following “. . . the trail of tears.”


The Weeping Of The Guitar Begins   3 comments

Sherman Robinson DSC_0706 blog“Can You Feel It?” Houston Bluesman, Sherman Robertson — Image by kenne

The Guitar

The weeping of the guitar
The goblets of dawn
are smashed.
The weeping of the guitar
to silence it.
to silence it.
Tw weeps monotonously
as water weeps
over snowfields.
to silence it.
It weeps for distant
Hot southern sands
yearning for white camellias.
Weeps arrow without target
evening without morning
and the first dead bird
on the branch.
Oh, guitar!
Heart mortally wounded
by five swords.

— Federico Garcia Lorca

Video of The Week — Roy Buchanan – The Messiah Will Come Again   1 comment

Roy Buchanan performing at the Pinecrest Count...

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When it comes to guitar playing, there may be no such thing as #1, but among those inline for the honor would be Roy Buchanan. His touch is unbelievable! What a sense of rhythm and timing.

Posted July 12, 2011 by kenneturner in Music, Video of The Week

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Texas Blues Seminar   2 comments

dalesherman-blogDale Armet and Sherman Robertson



As part of an American Music Series at Lone Star College, I will be doing a Texas Blues Guitar Men session tomorrow. There is no way to do justice to Texas’s many great Blues musicians. I wasn’t sure where I would start until attending last week’s session conducted by Steve Davis on Sixties Rock-n-Roll, in which he ended with Jimi Hendrix. The door was open to begin my session with Hendrix’s version of Voodoo Child, followed by SRV’s version. After starting with Hendrix and SRV, I will cover Chris Duarte, Albert Collins, Johnny Clyde Copeland, and Sherman Robertson, ending with SRV and Copeland doing Tin Pan Alley. The session will utilize some or all of the following selections on YouTube:

Voodoo Child (Slight Return) – Jimi Hendrix

Stevie Ray Vaughan – Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)

Soul to soul – Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray 1975: The Cobra’s, Other Days

Stevie Ray Vaughan – Talks about Jimi Hendrix

Buddy Guy Chris Duarte and Kunimoto Japanese TV

Chris Duarte Group – “Watch Out” part 1

Chris Duarte-Azul Ezell (Acoustic)

Guitar Lesson – One Chord Blues Vamp

Stevie Ray Vaughan B.B. King Albert Collins–Texas Flood

Frosty — SRV & Albert Collins — Live 1988

Albert Collins – Iceman

Johnny Copeland

Sherman Robertson – Make it Rain

srv Tin Pan Alley(with Johnny Copeland) montreux 1985 part 1

— kenne

Posted February 9, 2009 by kenneturner in Blues

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