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.

 

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.