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Blues in the Bluegrass

You ever get one of those feelings....

....like when you are listening to a particular song and the artist breaks into a guitar solo that makes you stop whatever you are doing and listen, and it's so powerfully moving that after just a few notes you just want to cry? Well, that's what happened to me last July. I picked up my first Stevie Ray Vaughan cd and discovered the power of the blues. It only took a song or two for me to realize that I was listening to a very special and talented individual, but more importantly, a very specail kind of music. In March, I picked up my first guitar and have dedicated my heart and soul to making music that reproduces the feelings that I get whenever I listen to people like Eric Clapton, B.B. King and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to name a few. In the following paragraphs, I am going to be keeping a diary of sorts. It's just some of my thoughts as I go through the process of growing as a musician.

I may be new to the guitar...

....but I have always loved music. Until now, I have not had the resources to pursue my dream, but now that I finally am able to, I devote nearly every free moment to practicing. I graduated college in '97 with a Bachelors in Civil Engineering and have since been working in my field. Now, you might say, "What does he know about having the blues?". The only thing I know to tell you is that the blues is as individual as the person who plays it. It ain't nothin' but a feelin', and I want to express those feelings through my guitar. Well, its getting time for a "HOMEPAGE UPDATE". I can't let things stay the same for too long or I will get bored with them. I am planning on adding a picture or two as soon as I find a scanner. I will probably write a little more too so check back soon!

Musical Influences

  • Eric Clapton
  • B.B. King
  • Muddy Waters

Favorite Recordings

  • Eric Clapton: Have You Ever Loved a Woman
  • Hound Dog Taylor: It Hurts Me Too
  • B.B. King: Why I sing the Blues

Favorite Lessons