Country Blues really reaches down deep in me. It's so rich in content. My favorite Blues song of all time, Charley Patton's "Spoonful Blues" You absolutely have to read the lyrics to understand him, but then you can't not understand him. I think this is THE most badass blues song there is. It's got a lot of nuance that takes repeated listening to catch. Very rich in actual raw materials Blues content:Mate, that was fantastic. I'd never even heard of these chicks. Have been lost down the YouTube rabbit hole for the last hour or so checking as much of their stuff that I could find. They're great. So very enjoyable. Just about to start buying up some of their music!!
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I love how he only says the word Spoonful one time. Every other time he would say it, he substitutes a 2 note slide figure. Knocks me out.
Anyone who tries to do faithful renditions of RJ songs has my attention. But even Robert outright stole some of his songs, "Love In Vain" come to mind.
Leroy Carrs original song (predates Robert's song):
And just because, I have to link Skip James' Devil Got My Woman, because his voice and style is just sooo haunting. The very deepest of the Delta Blues style IMO. Skip predated RJ.
I've always been aligned with your POV and this is no exception.I think you should take some time for yourself before jumping back in. Find something to be excited about, then go do it!
Sorry I wasn't clear, this only went on for the last 7 months in the original band. I was used to making a little money for playing prior, not paying to play.What the hell!!!! Who got rich off that? I'd have gone after 8 seconds never mind 8 years!
Do something with zero baggage on your own terms. The enjoyment will come flooding back.
I have a lot of options now, and I want to use them. Recording is a steep learning curve for me. I'm rekindling old musical friendships for jams at my house. If I join a band, I want it already established with gigs before I'll consider. Basically, I want to have fun gigs. Originals is a different scene. So I have no problem doing covers. When you go to a classical concert, IMO that's a cover band too lol.You have a nice basement set up, rught? So use it! Invite a musician, who’s playing you like, over to jam. No promises or pretenses, just a jam session. See what happens. Maybe pick some tunes to jam on beforehand, so you’re actually playing something instead of gabbing the whole time. Build that friendship and musical rapport first. Worry about bands and gigs later.
People dance to stuff they know, and that's really my end game goal, get people dancing. That's really all I'm after. I don't want to tour, I want to see, and be a part of, fun times. That I know I can attain.