For this Acoustic blues episode of Acoustic Tuesday, I’m covering the leading 5 blues festivals, a REMARKABLE blues artist who doesn’t play an instrument, and Blind Lemon Jefferson.
Without additional ado, here’s my pick of the top 5 blues festivals:
5. Chesapeake Bay Blues Celebration (Annapolis, MD) – May 16-17
For all my buddies on the east coast, make certain to take a look at this celebration. While I have never ever been, it appears like there’s a lot of acoustic blues and the headliners have actually been KILLER in the last couple of years!
4. Mississippi John Hurt Homecoming Festival (Carrolton, MS) – Perhaps October of 2020
Mississippi John Hurt transformed acoustic blues with his fingerpicking design. What better way to celebrate the guy than attending his festival! For in 2015’s celebration, Taj Mahal curated the lineup!
3. Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival (Port Townsend, WA) – July 2020
For an incredible experience in a gorgeous location, you don’t wish to lose out on this acoustic blues festival. From the looks of it, there are lots of opportunities to meet other guitar geeks at this festival!
2. Waterfront Blues Festival (Portland, OR) – July 2-5
Going on 32 years of ages, this blues celebration is a must-see for acoustic guitar geeks. From well-known acoustic blues acts to ingenious electrical blues gamers, you don’t wish to miss this historical celebration on Portland’s waterfront.
1. Chicago Blues Festival – June 5-7, 2020
While Chicago isn’t the birthplace of the blues, it certainly boasts a strong history. Including a dedicated acoustic blues phase, the Chicago Blues Celebration is an unforgettable experience that you, your good friends, and your household needs to definitely enjoy this year.
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Up next, I’ll include Brendan from @Heartbreaker Guitars in Las Vegas.
Brendan is having Richard Hoover from Santa Cruz Guitars and Rick Turner. These two luthiers developed a set of complementary guitars that you NEED to take a look at. The wood on these guitars is PRICELESS.
After the Heartbreaker Guitars newscast, you’ll get to find out about Gary Houston.
Gary has actually been making posters and art for artists for the last few years, and his art work is astounding!
To see more things he’s provided for acoustic blues artists, make sure to visit https://acousticlife.tv/at124
Lastly, I’ll be talking about Blind Lemon Jefferson– an acoustic blues artist who set the tone for early and modern blues players.
Blind Lemon Jefferson has a specific way he assaults the strings, and his phrasing is unequaled by other acoustic blues players.
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