Send a Message to James Ward

I Love Playin' the Blues!

just doin' some pickin'

Blues Man!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've been playing for about 5 years this time around and my goal is to learn to play the blues like some of the greats such as Robert Johnson , Lighting Hopkins, Muddy Waters or even BB King. I'm 47 years old and I used to play a little in high school, just enough to get the girls to notice me. As I have gotten older I have gained a greater appreciation of music. I have three guitars, a Schecter C1+, a Martin DM acoustic and a Gibson ES335 Dot Reissue. My favorite guitars are hollow body archtops. I have always loved to play the blues and I want to learn more. I really enjoy talking about guitars and related equipment. Although I consider myself a hobbyist when it comes to playing, I would someday like to play on stage. I don't know if I can do this because I get really nervous in front of a crowd. If there is anyone out there who likes to talk guitars and the blues, send my an email especially if you are in the Oklahoma City area. I am a christian and I enjoy the fellowship of other christians. Even if you aren't a christian but are of good moral character send me a note anyway.

Musical Influences

  • Mississippi Fred McDowell
  • Lightning Hopkins
  • John Lee Hooker

Favorite Recordings

  • Lightning Hopkins-Dirty Blues
  • James Cotton- Best of the Vanguard Years
  • Robert Johnson-The Complete Recordings