The Blues Dude

Carryin' on the Blues legacy

The Blues Dude Goes to Music City – Nashville, Tennessee

Last week I decided to go visit Music City: Nashville, Tennessee. I got to do a lot of things. I visited The Frist, the famous art Museum. I also got to see the best musical group I have ever seen. I went to 3rd and Lindsley to see Vince Gill and The Time Jumpers. They were amazing.
After coming home on the Bluegrass Highway I was inspired by that smooth “Western Swing” I heard down south. I put together this short little improvisational tune. I am playing through my Fender Telecaster and using my iPhone 5S for the video capture. I am using logic for the actual sound processing and mixing. For the video editing with the photos I used Premiere pro.

I hope you love it!!

The Blues Dude shares some Blues-Jazz guitar improvisation with you

Hi all you Blues fans out there in cyberspace!! I, the Blues Dude, have thrown together a fun video of myself to keep you guys interested in The Blues Dude. If I don’t keep uploading new stuff as much as possible I am not doing my fans justice. I have just been so busy with school and all that playing has turned into mostly practicing these days. But it’s cool with me, becuase I just keep getting better for the next time you see me play live.

A little about my style
I have been doing a lot more songs lately without a pick or a plectrum. I have found the thump of the thumb for the bass strings is more pleasing and rythmic. This particular style is a hybrid between a rockabilly style and a Joe Pass style. It is a lot of fun to play and it works well with no backup musicians. I like to be able to play solo like Robert Johnson and the forerunners of blues like Reverend Gary Davis. For my next video I will put up some vocals along with some finger style picking. The piece I like so much about jazz is the rhythms. I can really get in front of the beat with jazz and also stay far behind with lots of anticipation. I enjoy listening to Miles Davis as well for that reason. It sounds to me like Miles is playing so in front of the beat or behind that it almost sounds like a completely different song.

 

Video -The Blues Dude(Jeremiah Williams) Solos Rockabilly Style on Fender Telecaster Deluxe

Here is the latest Blues Dude Solo guitar and greatest video to date. I am playing some ripping, telecaster rockabilly style solo over a Guitar Center Backing Track they provide free for their yearly blues contest. The winner gets to meet Joe Bonamassa, who happens to be a guitar god in my book. This solo in the style of Danny Gatton, Albert Lee, and Carl Perkins. I have also learned a lot from a Nashville picker named Johnny Hiland. He actually uses a set of custom made fingerpicks to play faster and more accurate that I have ever seen. So enjoy the video and I will be sure to put up some lessons for you aspiring blues musicians out there in blues cyberspace.

 

 

Thanks everybody for watching and helping.

The Blues Dude Plays Solo Over BB King “Thrill is Gone”

As of this very moment I feel that this simple chord progression is the loveliest to play a solo against. There are  just four chords to this progression. I play it in the same key as BB King: B minor. The whole progression, for you guitarists and musicians out there, is B minor – E Minor then F# and G dominant 7ths. So basically it borrows a few notes that don’t belong in B minor Blues. Love the dark but surprisingly bright turnaround.

My name is Jeremiah Williams and I am The Blues Dude. Thanks for playing along!!!!

 

Blues Guitar Mayhem

In this video I play a blues guitar solo that is in a Major key. I am using a Fender Telecaster guitar which has that bluesy sound that I love. I wanted to share this Blues video with you because it uses techniques that I have learned from listening to the guitar greats; Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, and also the intricate style of Robben Ford.

 

I have always been drawn to the sultry sounds of the Blues. I have been playing blues guitar since I was a little boy and have studied some of the greatest guitar players of all time, both new and old. A few of my first favorite guitar players were Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Keepin the blues alive!!!