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August 2010 Blog Posts (5)

"...the times and travels of an american bluesman."

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"As you all know, in my humble opinion, Billy Jones is one of the most compelling artists around on today's NuBlues music scene.

For his latest album, he has put together a collection of his best songs on a single album called "The Billy Jones Story." This is something that I wish more artists should do with some of the outstanding music they have released and I am glad to see that Billy has taken that step.

These songs are…
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Added by billy jones bluez on August 26, 2010 at 12:28am — No Comments

Alabama Old-time Week at Camp McDowell November 5-9, 2010

We had a great time last year, and are adding two new classes for 2010 - Harmonica and Lead Guitar!

Old-time week with James Bryan (fiddle), Adam Hurt (clawhammer banjo) Jim and Joyce Cauthen (fiddle and rhythm guitar), Luke Richardson (harmonica) and Jim Holland (Lead Guitar). Schedules, bio's, tuition, lodging and meal plans at …

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Added by jim holland on August 21, 2010 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 27

Sunday Free Noodle 27 is:



Song For Dan(excerpt) - Matt Stevens - Live-looped direct to tape using a line 6 DL4 and an acoustic guitar - no sequencers.



This is part of a 18 minute long song for our friend Dan Wilson, who was a lovely,inspirational,kind man,a wonderful filmmaker,friend and musician and missed by us all. Dan was the bass player in a band I was in for many years.



Its a free Download EP available from… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on August 8, 2010 at 3:45am — No Comments

Dan Wilson

This is a song for our friend Dan Wilson, who was a

lovely,inspirational,kind man,a wonderful filmmaker,friend and musician

and missed by us all.

Dan was the bass player in a band I was in for many years.



Its a free Download EP:













He passed away last Sunday.





Please watch his short films here… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on August 6, 2010 at 10:23am — No Comments

Anyone know anything about the Martin MMV model? Good, bad, indifferent?

Heard it called the poor man's D-28, played one at guitar center, I was impressed. Sales for about 1400.00 new, 1250 used. Thinking about getting one when my ship comes in. Thanks for your thoughts, suggestions.

Added by Guy Garner on August 2, 2010 at 7:34pm — No Comments

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