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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2007-02-02T16:13:09+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=8&t=5216 2007-02-02T16:13:09+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5216&p=52089#p52089 <![CDATA[Basic's]]>
The BEST blues drummers, in my experience of listing to many live shows - are the most talented guys. I find jazz to be similar. I expect this is because they have nothing to prove, and are confident.

Now - one of you mentioned Bonham , implying he was nothing more than a loud beater - I dispute this and point to the work he did on Led Zepplin I as proof - extremely tasteful, behind the beat, etc. Just listen to "Since I been Lovin' You".

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2007-01-20T14:38:14+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5216&p=51263#p51263 <![CDATA[Basic's]]> In the year and a half we've been together, I've never heard anyone say "you guys need a drummer". But then, we're country gospel too... It's an interesting mix though, our lead guitar has the best timing and most experience, and we all hang on to him. My banjo offers a lot of precussion effect. His wife is our rhythm guitar player, so they are a perfect blend and she is never into any more than solid rhythm. She just got a 12 string...which debuts later today :D

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2007-01-20T14:11:05+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5216&p=51261#p51261 <![CDATA[Basic's]]> Thats right Maxx!! to have multipule players called a band is good when all are working toward 1 goal called a song,and all focus on the part they play in that goal, and reach the goal thru the work of all not one, Gezz!! nice dream huh?? now back ta that real world!! If you think about it everyone wants ta play stuff they think others would like, Iam the oppsite I do stuff 1st of all I must like and enjoy playin it or I won't bother, reason is If I enjoy the tune then addin passion it deserves is an easy thing, and without passion in blues what do you have??

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2007-01-20T12:43:54+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5216&p=51259#p51259 <![CDATA[Basic's]]>
The number of people who say they would kill to get a drummer who knows how to do blues stuff.....

But it's right about guitar players, I don't suppose any of us can add up the number of times we've seen an ego battle on a stage somewhere to the detriment of the music and the cost of the (paying) audience.

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2007-01-20T12:19:33+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5216&p=51258#p51258 <![CDATA[Basic's]]> Statistics: Posted by 601blues — Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:19 pm


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2007-01-20T02:40:13+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5216&p=51245#p51245 <![CDATA[Basic's]]>
I have nothing to complain about with my band other than we need more practice time.

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2007-01-15T13:34:54+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5216&p=50969#p50969 <![CDATA[Basic's]]> Had a great show Saturday Night, I had Lil Mac on Sax and conga's,I picked up another 2nd Guitar ,Joel, very tasteful but has a tendency to get too loud but will turn down when asked, Paul on Bass ,very good! However my weak link right now is the drummer ,SKEETER!!, has no groove to his playin at all, and has a Capt. Morgan Problem, da more he drinks the wilder he plays!!! So I have put out some feelers for another drummer,But overall I think I may have a nice core group!!

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2007-01-05T00:28:40+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5216&p=50291#p50291 <![CDATA[Basic's]]> yup!!Stratman, I agree, too much lead in a live show and you loose the crowd, your right they wanna hear vocals and be able to tap there foot to the rythym, most of the time the only one that enjoys the wailing lead is the player himself, cause he has done lost the crowd,they have no ideal what the heck he is doin, now some good arppegios and leave a tune in there heads, or good feels that accent the vocals or validates the vocals, so the acccoustic stuff can be done, however the cleaner and clearer your tunes and slower as well really takes a tight group that is on the same page, no where ta hide mistakes in that stuff, but that is the stuff I realy like to do!!

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2007-01-04T23:46:13+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5216&p=50290#p50290 <![CDATA[Basic's]]>
I also am working on some solo material of more tradional blues in the acoustic vane. That way I get the best of both worlds. My band debated on doing an acoustic set within our show but it doesn't work as good as a solo or duo performance. Just my random thoughts

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2007-01-04T15:41:37+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5216&p=50261#p50261 <![CDATA[Basic's]]> Thats exactly my point Jeff, When I start a show and everyone is in the club is loud and I want there attention, I don't turn up loud, I turn down, and play a slow Blues and all of a sudden the crowd quiets down,But the more people you have the more cordination has to take place, and everybody wants to be heard, But the true Hero's of the Group is the ones that can keep a solid groove thru all the confusion, I love a good groove and solid rythym that is what so hard to accomplish, Every body wants ta play hot leads and has no concept of the rythym lines, I have heard a lotta guitar players that can play SRV licks but can't play the rythym groove to anything!! So when I practise with other musicians I don't do or allow any Lead runs,we do the rythym parts only, cause when you have that groove thats just as hot as any lead lick, then after I have got the grooves down to that tune tha leads are more tasteful played to enhance the groove, they shopuld go hand in hand!! But thats just my 2 cents, But if you get back to the Basics which to me is the groove then you can build from there, and when you add a player he can't play out side of that groove, Man I understand myself hope you do!!!

Statistics: Posted by 601blues — Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:41 pm


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