Highway RickEy got a new toy and B1 is the beneficiary! His new video projector is opening the door to the use of video learning in class. This week he shared three videos for us all to watch, listen and learn from. Little Walter tore it up on his unnamed swinging instrumental in B; a cautious George Smith backed Muddy on Walkin' Through the Park - cowed, maybe, but a powerful solo and very appropriate comping; and Madison Slim took the stage with Jimmy Rogers on the Conan O'Brien show doing Walking By Myself.
It's going to be a great new facet in the Performance Class to watch and learn from the masters performing.
- Time to register for the next Old Town School session. Here's the link to the Blues Harmonica Performance Class at 8pm.
- If you purchased the Mike Caldwell sampler cd recently, Mike has agreed to make the full verions of those songs available to you in a download. Shoot us a note and we'll get the link to you: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Three B1 students are participating in Old Town's blues ensemble class and are performing at Legend's this Sunday afternoon. Catch Tom and Ginny on harp and Dario on guitar in various bands there, starting at 4pm.
Mister Satan's Apprentice Audiobook!!!
Sharing this note from our friend Adam Gussow:
Hey Joe (and friends):
I'd be grateful if you could let folks know that I have just released an unabridged audiobook version of my 1998 blues memoir, MISTER SATAN'S APPRENTICE. It is not only ABOUT harmonica, but it has bit of my playing, and Nat Riddles's, all through it. Amazingly, the audiobook world has almost completely passed the blues world behind. (If you don't believe me, go to Audible.com or Amazon.com or iTunes and search audiobooks for "blues," "blues music," and "blues biography." There's almost nothing out there.) My audiobook changes that. It is probably the only audiobook on the market that focuses on blues harmonica.
Mister Satan's Apprentice
- Grant Kessler, B1 Blues Crew