All posts tagged “blues

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Eyesight to the Blind

I’m looking forward to David Bromberg’s show at Hugh’s Room in August. Here he is with his band performing Eyesight to the Blind. This is a Sonny Boy Williamson blues (the second Sonny Boy Williamson that is). Here’s a recording of Sonny Boy doing it.

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Juke Boy

Here’s a couple cuts by a lesser-known blues player named Juke Boy Bonner, whose music I came across more or less accidentally many years ago. He lived a fairly short life and if his songs are to be believed, not a very happy one. I… Read More

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King of the 9-String

How many guitar pickers seriously mess with their instrument? Normally I’d be safe in saying banjo players do a lot more of that kind of thing than guitar pickers. On a banjo you can adjust or change the head, adjust or change the tailpiece, try… Read More