Rediscovering the blues, part one: Though initially it was the Beach Boys and progressive rock that made me want to play music, it was the blues that proved to be the springboard into cultivating technique and the way I understand the way music works.
The great thing about the blues is that at its most basic, it's very easy to put together--12 bars, three chords and one little box pattern.
I remember putting it all together for the first time. "Hell," said my 15-year-old fingers to my 15-year-old ego, "this is EASY!"
Soon, I was spending my evenings and afternoons playing what Frank Zappa would call ' sh...
Jenae Johnson's New Country Album 2009: Take a listen to my latest tune :
Ring - Funny outgoing fun country pop tune, take a listen and give me a review. Good or Bad, All critism welcome. I am trying to do something new and different.
What do Funky Butts mean?: It could mean (1) it's based on a Muddy Waters song called Funky Butt, (2) it's based on the band member buttocks, (3) it's based on a now-defunct jazz club in New Orleans, or (4) it's the remnants of a certain "funky" cigarette. Discuss amongst yourselves!