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Jim Burger

UGLY JIM

Got scars on his cheek, hair on his chin, old bloodshot eyes and he's just too doggone thin

The Ugly Jim Blues

People call me ugly, just because I look like this, Ain't no woman but my momma who'd give this face a kiss.

How Do You Play Ugly?

- blues, blues, blues
- only acoustic
- been playing for almost 8 years now and I still know only one scale (guess which one?) and two sets of chords
- don't use a pick and never will

OK, OK, so I exaggerated. Maybe I do know a couple more chords and scales... but I really don't use a pick!

Musical Influences

  • Lightnin' Hopkins, Muddy Waters,
  • Hubert Sumlin, Buddy Guy,
  • Eric Clapton, Blind Blake, Blind Willie Johnson

Favorite Recordings

  • Lightnin' Hopkins: just about anything
  • Howlin' Wolf: Moanin' in the Moonlight
  • Buddy Guy & Junior Wells: Alone and Acoustic