Early life[ edit ] Watson was born in HoustonTexas. But young Watson was immediately attracted to the sound of the guitar, in particular the electric guitar as played by T-Bone Walker and Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown.
Blind Boy Paxton may be one of the greatest multi-instrumentalists that you have not heard of. He opened for Buddy Guy at B. Cambridge Folk Festival in the UK.
He bought his first guitar at the age of 16 and launched into an intensive period of study of Country Blues guitar, learning the music of John Hurt, Mance Lipscomb, Bo Carter, Blind Blake and other greats.
By the time he was twenty-seven, John had released five solo albums to international critical acclaim. Those albums ranged from country blues and old time country music to the songs of George Gershwin.
During the five years they were together, they successfully transformed the sounds of pre-World War II rural music into a springboard for their good-humored performances. No other group attained their unique blend of youthful energy and antiquarian expertise, tight musicianship, loose camaraderie, and infectious swing.
These days Jim is best known as a singer and bandleader, but he also created one of the bedrock guitar styles of the folk revival, adapting the ragtime-blues fingerpicking of artists like Mississippi John Hurt and Pink Anderson to the more complex chords of pop and jazz.
He has maintained a remarkably consistent musical vision since his jug band days, continuing to explore traditional folk and blues with the sophisticated sensibility of a jazz musician, and jazz with the communal simplicity of a folk artist.
A powerful blues singer in the styles of Memphis Minnie and Bessie Smith, and a highly respected blues fingerpicking guitarist, Suzy is unique in her ability to combine fiddle, vocals and guitar in the blues and ragtime idioms.
Suzy currently records and performs in a duet with her longtime musical partner, reknowned flatpicker Eric Thompson, with Thompsonia Suzy, Eric and Allegra Thompsonwith the Aux Cajunals a Cajun band, in which Suzy plays Cajun accordion and fiddlein a duet with resonator guitar goddess Del Rey, and with Eric in the Todalo Shakers.
Sincethe Arlington, Virginia resident has been playing acoustic guitar and singing the Blues at community events, local festivals, international festivals, as well as various clubs, cafes and other venues. Rick has taught guitar to youths and adults both nationally and internationally.
Rick is personally committed to the preservation and diffusion of the Blues, especially amongst the young. Rick also contributed to the DC Blues Society as a music critic for their monthly and quarterly publication.
In addition to solo performances and performances with Phil Wiggins, Rick also performs in the area with the popular acoustic blues trio Franklin, Harpe, and Usilton and the more recently popular acoustic blues trio, Rick Franklin and His Delta Blues Boys.
These groups perform blues and ragtime music and songs from the s and s in the Memphis, St. Louis guitar-duet and Piedmont style. He is a multi-instrumentalist playing piano, percussion, harmonica, and he learned to play accordion from some of the best, including Fernest Arceneaux, John Delafose, and Clayton Sampy.
With his musical group Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots, he has played festivals and concerts accross New Orleans and the US, as well as internationally, and they have recorded 5 critically acclaimed CDs. Sunpie is deeply involved in New Orleans parade culture and takes his music to the streets.
All types — Delta, Piedmont, Texas, gospel. As a fingerpicker, flat-picker and slide player.Watch breaking news videos, viral videos and original video clips on caninariojana.com No matter how you felt about changes that Johnny Guitar Watson made during his long career, he always tried to keep current and go with the funky flow.
Bow Wow finds Watson treading on disco, funk, and early rap territory. Even though Watson produced, wrote, and arranged these sessions, it often sounds as if someone else should have been in 4/ Jango is about making online music social, fun and simple.
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John Watson was born in Houston, Texas. His father John Sr. was a pianist, and taught his son the instrument. But young Watson was immediately attracted to the sound of the guitar, in particular the electric guitar as played by T-Bone Walker and Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown.