11 More Blues Guitar Artists You Gotta Know • Acoustic Tuesday 288
Is there such a thing as too much blues? If you’re looking for more deep-cut hidden gems in the world of blues guitar, you don’t wanna miss this episode.
After the overwhelming response to our previous episode featuring 11 incredible blues artists, I knew I had to share 11 MORE acoustic blues artists that’ll help you play better and inspire you on your guitar journey.
In this episode, we’re diving into the world of acoustic blues like never before, with intimate concert footage from some of the most influential blues musicians throughout the past century. We’ll be exploring the captivating sounds of Mississippi hill country blues, delta blues, Chicago blues, and more, as we celebrate the rich history and legacy of this incredible genre.
Get ready to be amazed by the raw talent and authentic emotions of artists like Bukka White, JB Lenoir, Blind Willie McTell, and Jessie Mae Hemphill, as we take a closer look at the unique styles and techniques that have shaped the world of acoustic blues.
So grab your guitar, tune in, and let’s embark on this blues journey together! And if you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe to Acoustic Life so you never miss an episode of Acoustic Tuesday, where we celebrate the acoustic lifestyle and share our love for all things guitar.
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– Old Town School
– Fretboard Journal
– Jason Isbell
– Gibson Guitar
– Michael Watts
– Blind Guitars
– Molly Tuttle
– Gryphon Strings
– Martin Guitar
– Hurt: The Film
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Hey Tony….I am really enjoying the classes and the Acoustic Tuesday show… here is an AMA: How the heck do you chose a new set of acoustic strings? There are so many types and brands…HELP!
Great Show Tony! I enjoy the format a lot. Deep diving can be a lot of fun when it comes to Roots music. It’s good to know where we are coming from, to help determine how to move forward. All for the artist that formed our history, started on a street corner, small back room music and dance hall. Today, music in small venue’s is back on the rise. Let’s share the list of artist and venues for tomorrow’s. Yesterday’s greats. Who is on your must-see in a small venue when they tour your area? Best Concert or Show you attended and why? Doe’s Whitney play Guitar? (I think “We” TAC Family need to interview Whitney for the real Scoop).
Have a Grateful Day!
Yo Tony, your passion and enthusiasm in sharing the various blues artists (that many of us never heard before) is truly inspiring… please keep it up!
AMA: any specific or general suggestions for guitar strings for us TAC students?
Hello Tony, I really enjoyed your Acoustic Tuesday today, especially learning the blues artists. The Martin Bit Coin guitar triggered a thought it may be just the guitar to play the “smoke screen” blues :)!
AMA On the Acoustic Challenge home page my milestone at 104. Is that it because it has not more in a long. I don’t know how it got there or what does it take to go to the next milestone.
Who do you have in the SC Finals and who’s your pick to win?
Many of these early blues artists were recorded by phonograph manufacturers in order to sell their machines with a few vinyl’s for people to listen to. One company that did this a great deal, bussing Delta players up to Wisconsin, was Paramount. They were located in Grafton Wisconsin.
Grafton still has strong ties to the blues and the Paramount Music Festival is still going strong. I was fortunate to be able to see Honeyboy Edwards when they brought him in to celebrate his career and music shortly before his death. He played a short set and rocked the venue. I still remember his whole body, violent shaking to get the vibrato he was after. It was magical to witness.
AMA whats the deal with guitars?
AMA – Tony, since we all have our specific guitar journey which has its ups and downs. Can you share with us some of your more notable downs and how you were able to overcome and press on. Thanks for your positive attitude. As much as I enjoy the content of your AT show, I enjoy just a much your positive energy..
Strum on my friend.
AMA: IF YOU ARE PLAYING ALONG WITH ANY MUSIC BY STRUMMING TO THE RYTHAM IN TIME AND FINGERING DIFFERENT NOTES, CHORDS AND JUST MUTING AND UNMUTING ON DIFFERENT FRETS NOT NECESSARILY IN ANY KEY , IS THAT MUSIC ? IT SOUNDS GOOD TO ME AND IT’S GOOD PRACTICE MOVING MY FINGERS BUT IS IT MUSIC?
ama do you now Chis LeDoux? also what are your thoughts on the guild f-55?
I’ve tied to listen to acoustic blues guitar players,but I Don’tlike this style of music. There is no melody to it. I would rather listen to folk and country pickers.
How about 11 not blues artists? For those of us influenced by Kottke, Ed Gerhard, Bill Mize, Chet, Muriel.
Great AT as usual. You asked about preferences for lists of music/musicians we would benefit from hearing – love it! Keep it up, friend.
AMA – What are your favorite beard grooming products?
Congrats to Richard for making such a huge leap in his guitar journey. I, too, am trying to nail Billy and he’s inspired me to keep at it.