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Hey from Virginia

PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:00 pm
by Minimalist777
Hi, I am a high school student who has recently discovered the blues, my main listening interests are metal, and all sorts of weird avant -garde stuff (Merzbow, Free Jazz, Drone) Im looking forward to learning much about blues and expanding my appreciation for it. Currently my favorite blues artists are: Albert King, Rev. Gary Davis and Robert Johnson.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:06 pm
by jeffl
Welcome to the Big Road,Mini. Yer on to some good ones there,of course. Best wishes on your journey,and don't be gettin' into our beer stash.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 4:49 pm
by ricochet
Yeah, welcome! You've picked out some great ones there.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:58 pm
by blues power
welcome to the blues.

to quote ole Muddy "the blues had a baby and they done named it rock and roll"

to quote me:

Rock and roll had a baby and they done named it heavy metal.

slow down some of those metal licks to about 80 BPM and youll hear some increadible blues.

the first time i discovered that was with the lead to Ironman. Tony was playing to fast me me to catch with my ears and i had no idea what he was doing.

so when i slowed it down i heard the most amazing blues riffs. and I said ahhhh thats what hes doing lol

PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:31 am
by Minimalist777
Yeah, especially traditional doom metal is very blues based.