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Howdy From Texas

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:35 pm
by Stackabones
Just checking in, y'all!

I've been playing for many years and currently gig in a solo git/vox setting doing playing a wide variety of music -- which of course includes the blues! I play electric and acoustic as well as ukulele and bass. I sing & also write some tunes. I've played harp in the past, but my chops are a little rusty.

I also teach guitar to around thirty students a week.

Favorite electric blues player is Billy Gibbons. Favorite acoustic blues player is Lightnin' Hopkins. Favorite singer is Howlin' Wolf. At least that's how it stands as I type. Tomorrow is another story.

I post often enough at Harmony Central under the same moniker -- so shout out if ya know me!

Re: Howdy From Texas

PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:02 pm
by hollywoodmark
Interesting that Billy G is your choice for electric. I never paid much attention to his playing and then recently read a New York Times review of a ZZ show, in which the critic said he thought that Billy should probably share Clapton's mantle. I'll have to go back and re-listen.

Speaking of Les Paul champions, have you heard the newest Tom Petty CD? Can't stand his singing, but there sure is some pretty guitar playing there. Those old LPs are just amazing in the right hands.

Re: Howdy From Texas

PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:29 pm
by Stackabones
Yeah, I got no problem admitting that Billy G is the man. 8)

So the new Petty is worth it, huh? I guess Mike Campbell's playing the LP? Just got me thinking that I need to get an LP. I started on a LP copy decades ago and I'd bet that it's the sound that I've been chasing.

Re: Howdy From Texas

PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:49 pm
by hollywoodmark
Yup, Campbell all right. Funny thing is that I never thought twice about Petty et al till a jazz deejay here in SoFla featured this on his "blues spot." 'Most every song is blues-based. The credits are enough to cause dehyrdation among guitar heads from all the drooling--an amazing array of vintage guitars and amps are used and all are credited. You just don't hear this kind of sound from newer instruments, and these old farts know that (it's OK, I'm an OF as well).

Re: Howdy From Texas

PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:57 pm
by Neal
Hi Chris, welcome to here.

A paradise where people don't argue about humidity issues or the excellent quality of Vietnamese bling guitars! :lol:

You'll like it, these guys are all music.

Re: Howdy From Texas

PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:03 pm
by Stackabones
Hey, Neal -- I thought that was you! :D Thanks for the welcome!

Where do I ask questions round here about the bling falling off my Vietnamese guitar due to humidity? It's ruining my mojo. :cry:

Re: Howdy From Texas

PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:39 am
by Neal
Stackabones wrote:Hey, Neal -- I thought that was you! :D Thanks for the welcome!

Where do I ask questions round here about the bling falling off my Vietnamese guitar due to humidity? It's ruining my mojo. :cry:

You don't! That's the beauty, your mojo stays intact here.

Re: Howdy From Texas

PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:02 pm
by goldbrick
Welcome to the blues Billy G got a lotta nice stuff on a Tele and Fender Mustang too

Re: Howdy From Texas

PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:57 pm
by Stackabones
Thanks for the welcome, goldbrick.

Yeah, I don't think it matters what Billy G plays, just that he plays. 8)