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American Blues Scene would like to introduce Ron Beatteay, our latest writer, and a recent video Ron shot of a wildly talented blues artist.
In this video, blues master Muddy Waters plays scorching, soul-bending live slide guitar on “Train Fare Blues”. Muddy was one of, if not the greatest slide guitar player to have ever lived.
We’ve got three tasty blues videos for your viewing pleasure, including Keith Richards hitting some signature licks, and B.B. King on David Letterman!
How about a little Buddy Guy to start off the year right? Here’s Buddy on the David Letterman show playing his amazing single “Skin Deep”, the title track to his 2008 album.
Check this out! Twenty two minutes of blues bliss, with songs and interviews by Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, and Slam Allen.
Ray Charles has been called many things, and many of those things have been “genius”. Ray’s blues on the piano…
It may seem counter-intuitive to relate a pop star like Christina Aguilera to the blues, but most people who’ve heard her sing should be able to identify strong blues roots.
Hugh Laurie is best known for playing the character “House” from the hit TV show of the same name. Many don’t know, however, that Hugh is an avid fan of our favorite music, the blues. Hugh announced over the summer that he is recording a New Orleans style blues album!
Jack White, of the White Stripes, is a deeply rooted bluesman. He dedicated his first White Stripes album to his biggest influence; Son House. Check out this video from the excellent documentary “It Might Get Loud.”
Bruce Willis doing the “Hip Shake”.