Lately I have been re-kindling one’s passion for the blues. When I started playing guitar the first thing I learnt to play was 12 bar blues shuffle in A.
Upon reading the life story of Eric Clapton, it is obvious his respect for a legendary pioneer of blues, Robert Johnson, who recorded a small number of songs all at once, and to my knowledge, died young. He was so unknown that only 2 portrait photos are known to exist of him.
For recordings of all his songs and a brief history on his life, check out http://www.morethings.com/music/robert_johnson/index.html
So I find myself getting back into the blues, trying to add a different feel and style to it as always, whilst keeping in the traditions that have been set up long before I braced this earth.
‘Till next time…