B1 was pleased to have Brandon Bailey visiting us last night from Memphis - he sang and played some killer stuff on a slow blues tune, then gave us a taste of the harp-boxing techniques he's most known for. Inspired by Son of Dave and Sonny Boy I and guided by Adam Gussow, Brandon is making a name for himself with one terrific disc under his belt already Memphis Grooves and another on the way. He's crowdsourcing the production costs of his next disc, so head over to Kickstarter and throw something his way to keep this fabulous young harp player moving up!
Thanks for dropping by, Brandon!
With the time we had left, Joe did a review for some people who may not have a solid understanding of ghost chording. This solid, rhythmic technique gives your playing drive and rhythm and if you doubt it's being essential, listen to Off the Wall by Little Walter!
- Welcome to the new session! Joe will be out of town July 16th and 30th - his private lessons will not occur, but all group classes happen as regularly scheduled. Shoji Naito will lead instruction.
- Don't miss the talented Adam Gussow in B1 next week at 8pm! All current students and friends of B1 are encouraged to attend.
- Grant Kessler, B1 Blues Crew