The Blues Dude

Carryin' on the Blues legacy

The Blues Dude & Friends Played the Farda’s Landscaping Backyard Birthday Bash

On Saturday June 7th, at around 2:00, The Blues Dude and his friends played the backyard birthday bash right in the Pocono Mountains. It was a beautiful day. The weather was perfect and the crowd was even better. By the end of the show, everyone at the was pouring out praise for the band. The band played some familiar songs with a mix-in of a few newer blues songs. There was some Delta Blues; namely Muddy Waters. The band also played some newer Blues by artist like Mose Alison and BB. King. They played well today. The band made a lot of people really happy today. People were dancing and singing. Some even mentioned that they recognized a few of the songs.

The Blues Dude and Friends Playing Blues in the Poconos

The Blues Dude and Friends – left to right – Rick Madigan – Bass, Dwight Spencer – Keys, Jeremiah Williams – The Blues Dude – Tony Dellaria – Drums. Photo Credit- Roger Dellaria.

To mix things up a bit the band threw in a couple of laid back jazz songs such as Blue Bossa, and their own sweetened version of Miles Davis’ All Blues. The Blues Dude doesn’t try and recycle the same old song the same old way everyone plays it. The Blues Dude adds a twist to make it his own, while still keeping the song together and recognizable.

The Blues Dude & Friends consisted of the following members, Tony Dellaria on drums, Rick Madigan on Bass, Dwight Spencer on keys and Jeremiah Williams on Lead Vocals and Guitar.

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 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.

 

Live Blues Music in the Water Gap, By The Blues Dude, and the Tony Dellaria Quartet

Yesterday, Sunday August 5th at 6:00, The Blues Dude and the Tony Dellaria Quartet fired up the Delaware Water Gap with their thrilling, high energy, blues band. People came rushing off the streets to hear the roaring sounds of The Blues Dude and The Tony Dellaria Quartet. The quiet streets began to fill up with the seasoned sounds of Blues music, played only with the greatest respect to the artists that have gone before them. People were drawing in from everywhere to hear the cool, clean, authentic tones and lyrics that only Blues can offer.

Photo of Tony Dellaria

Delaware Water Gap, 2013, Pennsylvania, Our front of the Church on the Mountain. 

The thunderous thumping coming from Tony Dellaria himself, was life a clock the size of a mountain, ticking away while keeping everything moving at a pace. Tony’s approach to drums is like a pace more than a race, therefore keeping the music groovin and flowing like the Mississippi river. Tony plays with many other musicians in Pocono Mountains and surrounding areas, such as Brian O’Malley, Bobby Kyle, and Pieter Holland.

 

Photo of Dennis Grove

Dennis Grove, Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania. 6:00PM Playing Bass

Dennis Grove playing the bass, out of his Hartke Cabinet. Dennis has many decades of experience behind him, in and around the Pocono Mountain area, which helps to lend a bottom end to the groove Grove creates. Dennis also performed a classic Allman Brothers song called one way out. Dennis’s applause was great to hear due to the original Bass player Rick Madigan not being able to perform that day due to being asked to perform at the Deerhead Inn at the very same time.

Photo of Dwight Spencer

Dwight Spencer, 2013, Delaware Water Gap, PA, 6:00pm, Photo by Paul Smeltz

The organs start to rumble the earth with Dwight Spencer, The Blues Dispenser, and people start looming around to see what’s going on in front of the Church. Dwight uses a realtime leslie simulator to capture the authentic sounds of the greatest organ and keyboard players of our time, while adding his own unique ingredients to the mix. Dwight had just finished up a gig at Musicfest with Friars Point, at Levitt stage. I asked him how it went and he said, “It was unbelievable, our whole band was piped in through enormous speaker arrays, all throughout the Bethlehem Steel Stacks.”

Photo of The Blues Dude (Jeremiah Williams)

The Blues Dude (Jeremiah Williams), 2013, Delaware Water Gap, PA, Out front of the Shawnee Church of the Mountain, Performing for the Concert Series.

Then the sun came through the clouds right as The Blues Dude grabbed his Fender Telecaster and turned all the knobs clockwise, while relentlessly stretching the strings across the fretboard. The combined sound was awesome. Everyone stopped and stared as these musicians began playing true soulful blues. The Blues Dude kicked it of with a couple classic blues riffs and began singing his heart out.

The response from the audience was so impressive people were wandering over from the neighborhood to see if someone was playing a loud radio, yet were surprised to find out that even though it sounded as good as any song on the radio today, it was old fashioned live music. The crowd filled in the empty spaces left on the lawn and began to enjoy the Free Concert that was being presented by the Shawnee Church on the Mountain, and the Poconos Arts Council.

We wanted to give a special thanks to Paul Smeltz for taking these great pictures of our band and invite you to visit his website, which attempts to promote art in and around the Pocono Mountains. His website address is http://theforwardianartssociety.com thanks again Paul.

The Blues Dude Plays Sarah Street Bar And Grill in Stroudsburg

The Blues Dude had a great time playing at the Open Mic at Sarah St. Bar and Grill in Stroudsburg, PA. The blues dude got a once in a lifetime opportunity, to sing with Liz Starship. The blues dude has always wondered though, is that her real last name? We sang and played together The Thrill is Gone by BB King. What a great time we had. There is nothing like a crowd that is so happy to see you play that they want to join you. The Blues scene in Stroudsburg is definitely growing. The blues dude will play with anybody who knows the blues. If you ever had a bad day, you know what the Blues are all about. If you ever got fired from a job you loved, you know what the blues are all about. If you ever got ditched by the woman you love, you know what the blues is all about. Here are a few pictures that Ricky Delgado took of the Blues Dude playing blues at Sarah St. Bar and Grill. Thanks so much Rick!!! Your pics are the best!!!

The Blues Dude - Photo taken in Stroudsburg, PA at Sarah St. Bar And Grill By Ricky Delgado

The Blues Dude – Photo taken in Stroudsburg, PA at Sarah St. Bar And Grill By Ricky Delgado

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!!!

Welcome to the Blues Dude’s Website

Welcome to my website dedicated to the preservation of one of Americas oldest forms of music, the blues. My name is Jeremiah A.K.A. The Blues Dude. On my site you will find information about how I play the blues, some free guitar lessons, and a little background about Blues Music and My style of guitar playing. Please check back regularly as this site is currently being updated with new lessons, videos of me playing with my band and other related blues stuff to keep you happy!!! Whatever your reason for visiting our site we thank you very very much. And thanks again for keeping the Blues alive, it wouldn’t be worth it if it weren’t for you.