The Blues Dude

Carryin' on the Blues legacy

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.

 

You’re invited to the 5th Annual Gary Curtis Memorial Picnic

This is a copy of the Gary Curtis Logo

Gary Curtis Picnic

I have not had the honor of meeting this man who left us with a large number of songs to play and learn from, but I have been asked to honor his life by learning his music and performing it in the Gary Curtis All Stars. The Gary Curtis All-Stars consist of 5 members, of which everyone has known Gary but myself. I have only met him through his music and peers. The members are as follows: John O’Carroll on Vocals & Guitar, Dwight Spencer onKeyboard, Rick Madigan on Bass, Tony Dellaria on Drums, and myself THE BLUES DUDE (Jeremiah Williams) playing leads as close to the recordings as I can.

The Show will start around 1 o’clock and run till about 8 or so. Food and drinks will be provided for an extremely reasonable fee of 10 bucks for all you can eat and drink, otherwise you may choose to just give a donation. All the proceeds will be donated to the Monroe County Diabetes Foundation and to fund the event.

There will be awesome musicians playing all day JULY 14th for this event and the list currently is as follows.

1   PROFESSOR KESSLER    1:40 PM
2    FREEFALL    2:20 PM
3    SPLINTERTIME    3:15 PM
4    FRIAR’S POINT BAND    4:10 PM
5    SHEILAMARK BAND    5:05 PM
6    GARY CURTIS ALL STARS    6:00 PM
GRAND FINALE’ @  7:00 PM