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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2010-05-26T21:46:18+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=13&t=10942 2010-05-26T21:46:18+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10942&p=105141#p105141 <![CDATA[Re: My theory on "blowing to hard"]]>

Statistics: Posted by bluesfyre — Wed May 26, 2010 9:46 pm


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2010-05-12T16:12:09+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10942&p=104792#p104792 <![CDATA[Re: My theory on "blowing to hard"]]>
watertore wrote:
I went to the jam and stood around for an hour. No one asked me up. The stage was full of drunk, 1/2 assed players that were having diariaha of the instruments. I was with mooreland and arbuckle. they never got asked up either. the 3 of us finally left and went to bed. I can't get with a wall of sound. I can't find anyplace to play anything. A few other festivals I have played had similar requests and I avoided them because it was the same scenario. I only stood around for a few minutes at those before I went to bed.

Walter I went to see Dustin Arbuckle Sunday evening. He was standing in for Lee McBee, one of my favorite performers. Lee is touring with Mike Morgan and the Crawls in Europe. Dustin put on a great show and several locals jumped in and made for a great evening.
Don't know if you got much time to talk to them but to me they are just a couple of local boys doing good. Their latest album has a great version of John Henry on it.

Jack

Statistics: Posted by 1armbandit — Wed May 12, 2010 4:12 pm


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2010-04-26T12:48:20+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10942&p=104380#p104380 <![CDATA[Re: My theory on "blowing to hard"]]>
too2tall wrote:
Watertore all I have to say is Amen brother. Like you in the beginning 30 years ago it was all a mystery. But through time and experience I found the same things as you to be true. My first experience learning some of the same truths was with Gary Primich, and Walter Higgs in Austin. Later I met James Cotton and man could that guy get volume. Sitting in a local bar with James and the musicians playing amplified asking James to play a song with them. Someone handed James an old beat up MB from behind the bar. James sitting in his chair unamplified matching the volume level of the amplified band. The man is a true master of the art.
As I know you knew Gary Primich Water and the demons surrounding his untimely passing I only wish everyone could have heard the mastering of dynamics that he had. Gary could put out a pure sound that would make you cry in its perfection. I miss him and wish he could have mastered his demons as much as he mastered the harp.

Big Brad


this gives me a haunting feeling.

http://www.myspace.com/shakeylyman

Statistics: Posted by bottleneck — Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:48 pm


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2010-04-21T22:42:41+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10942&p=104265#p104265 <![CDATA[Re: My theory on "blowing to hard"]]> that larwence welk analogy is one I will remember!

Big Brad: I played many a nights next door to Walter Higgs and the shuffle pigs. They played joes generic bar and I played the black cat lounge. Both he and gary were friends. ABC shot a segment on me during that time. I watched it the other day. I was on the streets playing in front of the university co-op and gary was digging on it. It felt good to see him looking young and fresh. I didn't evern reconize him in his later years. Walter

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2010-04-21T09:49:51+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10942&p=104248#p104248 <![CDATA[Re: My theory on "blowing to hard"]]> As I know you knew Gary Primich Water and the demons surrounding his untimely passing I only wish everyone could have heard the mastering of dynamics that he had. Gary could put out a pure sound that would make you cry in its perfection. I miss him and wish he could have mastered his demons as much as he mastered the harp.

Big Brad

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2010-04-20T23:09:21+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10942&p=104240#p104240 <![CDATA[Re: My theory on "blowing to hard"]]>
i think sometimes you should play with the sound of the feeling of,say putting your dog of fourteen years down,or say losing a friend to suicide.i AM not saying that sound comes from playing too loud.but i AM saying that some young guys with tons of technique don't have that sound.

Statistics: Posted by bottleneck — Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:09 pm


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2010-04-20T12:31:16+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10942&p=104228#p104228 <![CDATA[Re: My theory on "blowing to hard"]]>
I think the blow easy thing was started by older guys runnin out of breathe and wanting to save on reed replacement. (not that I'm any kid either).

I know another harp player who has lots of harp knowledge. Plays with any song. Has been using the same harps for years, bends the notes, he is quite skilled but it all sounds very smooth like the Lawrence Welk band covering a blues tune. There is no rawness, edgy-ness.

Statistics: Posted by NEONMOONY — Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:31 pm


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2010-04-20T12:06:11+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10942&p=104225#p104225 <![CDATA[Re: My theory on "blowing to hard"]]>
if your playing with no mic with say,a banjo,a fiddle,and a national,upright bass and a snare,you're going to have to use more breath than you would into a mic.
even just racked with no mic and a reso guitar you're going to have to play loud!

and there are some tones your just not going to get playing"correctly."

that said,with a mic i usually try to use less breath than i did when i was younger,haha

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2010-04-19T17:23:46+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10942&p=104201#p104201 <![CDATA[Re: My theory on "blowing to hard"]]>

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2010-04-19T17:08:32+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10942&p=104200#p104200 <![CDATA[Re: My theory on "blowing to hard"]]>
jeffl wrote:
"I sit all the time I play at home." That's why your tone's so weak Walter. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Thanks and I will remember you when I make it! All I have to do is stand up and the harp world will be at my feet :D Walter

Statistics: Posted by watertore — Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:08 pm


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