The Blues Dude

Carryin' on the Blues legacy

The Blues Dude Jam-Along Free Blues Backing Tracks

FREE BLUES BACKING TRACK HERE!

Hey everyone, after a long battle with time, I finally had a moment to record this heavily requested free jam-track or play along Blues song for all you aspiring musicians out there. You can jam along with a guitar or a bass or even a keyboard. I laid out the rhythm guitar track and the drums just to keep the groove going. I didn’t want to play too much so you can get the most out of the practice as possible.

The reason I have put this together is because I have been so busy I just haven’t been able to find the time to jam with all my friends I know and friends I haven’t met yet. SO here you are a blues play along track in the key of E, recorded at 82 beats per minute. You can really go nuts on this one. I kept it nice a simple for you so you can take it where you want to go. Have fun jamming along with this blues track I made for you.

This Blues play along track was recorded in right here in the Poconos, in my hometown of Stroudsburg, PA. We have a up and coming Blues scene here and we are proud of how far we have come. If you in the Poconos and you get a chance, come see me, The Blues Dude, play a Blues show. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

I hope you love this jam track and if you would like to request anything special please send me a message, I personally check all my messages when time allows. Thanks for all your support.

 

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.

 

Playing some Blues at The Dellaria’s

On June 16th, 2012, the Blues Dude was jamming it up with many great musicians. The Blues Dude ( Jeremiah Williams) was caught live in the act of blasting his blues tone out of his Fender Blues Deluxe at the Dellaria’s annual picnic. This year He was joined by many amazingly talented musicians such as, John O’Carroll (guitar and vox), Dwight Spencer (tickling the ivories), John Aglemeyer (lead vocals & Bass Synth), Tony Dellaria (Drums), Jay Rodriguez ( Latin Percussion), and many, many more. Fun was had by all who attended!! Thanks again to the Dellaria Family, Beatrice, Alison, Angela, and Tony, for putting this all together.

The Blues Dude - Jeremiah Williams

Photo By Elisa True – From left to right – The Blues Dude – Tony Dellaria (drums) – John O’Carrol ( Guitar and Vocals) – Jay Rodriguez ( percussion).

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!!!