Pleasant Surprise

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  1. IKnowALittle

    IKnowALittle New Member

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    Went across the street to do some shopping and there was a young guy playin' guitar with his girlfriend playin' washtub bass. I live right downtown, so I'm used to lots of homeless and transient guys playin' really awful guitar.
    This guy was playin' a bunch of old, old country blues and he was excellent. After "Rag Momma Rag", went and chatted to them for a few minutes. He had that weird sound of a cheap guitar, in tune, but also slightly out, that is a hallmark of the old county blues nailed. When I mentioned that I had been waitin' for him to play some Blind Blake, I think he about crapped his pants that someone would actually know the music and who Blind Blake was. As I was leaving, told him that he had a "sportin' right hand." Not sure if he got that or not.
    Really nice to see a young guy trying to keep that music alive as best he can.
     
  2. jxe

    jxe New Member

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    who the sam hill is blind blake?
     
  3. alantig

    alantig Sassyless pants

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  4. jxe

    jxe New Member

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    he’s a great player, but his tone suffers from that cheap-sounding amp profiler he’s using, i’m guessing behringer or older line6.
     
  5. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    probably the first Line 6 POD. The one before the big 2.0 update.
     
  6. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    That was pretty cool, btw!
     
  7. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    That's cool! When I worked in the Loop (Chicago) there was a rough looking (weathered) couple that played on the street corners. Dude rocked a little amp, and cheap guitar. Played a small drum and cymbal with his feet. She played bass and harmonica. They were really good.

    Glad to hear you stopped to talk to them, and gave them due props! Nice!
     
  8. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Cool stuff! I haven’t heard Blind Blake in a very long time.
     

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