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Blues At The Blue Door Biker Bar — Seven Years Out   Leave a comment

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABlues at the Blue Door Biker Bar — Seven Years Out — Image by kenne

Biker Bar Blues

Sunday afternoon

at the crossroads,

two wheels

of chrome warriors


in the piney woods,

longnecks in hand

sweating ruggedness,

white men

sing the blues —

“What good amid these?”

— kenne

Texas Blues Friends At Papa’s Ice House   Leave a comment

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATexas Blues Friends at Papa’s Ice House in The Woodlands, Texas (June 2002)

Getting A Weekend Blues Fix   4 comments

Wild Horse Pass Resort & Casino in Chandler, AZ — Image by kenne

This past weekend we went to the Wild Horse Pass Resort & Casino to see the Texas blues-rock band, the Fabulous Thunderbirds. This group, which has featured the Vaughn brothers, Stevie Ray and Jimmy Lee in its early days, is lead by one of the best harp players you will find anywhere, Kim Wilson. It was a great evening of rocking blues, which included an impressive display of harp playing by Kim Wilson.

Over the years many great musicians have been in the group. Probably the Vaughn brothers were the best known, but one that my friend, Diunna Greenleaf and I talked about during her recent tour in the Tucson area was Nick Curran — having  just pasted away. A very talented guitar player out of Austin, Diunna had considered Nick to be her lead guitar player some years ago, but she concluded that he was too flamboyant to be a part of her band. (See the related article below.)


Video of the Week — Jonn Richardson & Rich DelGrosso   1 comment

Jonn Richardson & Rich DelGrosso rip it up in Portland!
Thanks Jonn for posting on Facebook.

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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