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Acoustic and slide guitarist, Vocalist, Performer,...... it's all Bluooooesz, from the Delta, and up the Piedmont to Virginia, from Vicksburg MS. to further on
aXe Masterson......His Blues are RAW, His Blues are PRIMAL.yet other's say Smooth.. A trip to the Delta and north for your EARS. Songs from the delta and beyond ,performed in a Barrelhouse /juke joint style,with intimate renderings of some old country blues Standards with a my own original? sound.
Band/artist history
It's all very basic recording, recreating a live feel of the Delta and beyond. I did this partly as an homage to the old Library of Congress field recordings ..with over 35 yrs of gigging experience.........I've played all around this piece of dirt called earth, From the subways of NYC to the Amazon Riverboats of Manaus... performing and entertaining people all along the way...I 've lived and played hard. to get to the musical place of awareness i now have and want to share it with all my new listeners........... The late Great Dave Van Ronk (mayor of Greenwich village)once said of Axe Masterson.... "when you can play any kind of music you want Axeman , i have no idea why you'd pick this, but i'm sure glad you did"
Have you performed in front of an audience?
YES I have, ALL OVER USA AND EUROPE, then retired for Medical Reasons..but I"M BACK after a long 15+ years Hiatus ....WHENEVER THE CHANCE COMES UP, i Get there!
Your musical influences
Self Taught by these guys by watching ,listening and feeling.......,Robert Johnson, Son House, Muddy Waters, the 3 Kings (B.B., Albert, and Freddie), Leadbelly, Elmore James, Rev. Gary Davis, Arthur Crudup, Big Bill Broonzy, Big Joe Turner, buddy Guy, Elizabeth Cotton, Howlin'Wolf, johnny shines, Johnny Winter, John Lee Hooker, Charly Patton, Blind Willie McTell, Lighnin' Hopkins, Mississippi John Hurt, Rory Block, jorma Kaukonen, John Hammond Jr.,Dave Van Ronk, Roy Rogers, Tampa Red, Bukka White, Mike bloomfield, butterfield Blues Band, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, sonny terry and Brownie Mcghee, T-bone Walker, SRV, Hendrix, the Dead, Quicksiver Messenger Service, Jefferson Airplane, the Yardbirds, John Mayall, Skip James, the Who, The Rolling Stones, Led Zepp, Frank Zappa, Blind Faith, Eric clapton, Stevie Winwood, David bowie, Canned Heat, the blues Project , B.S.&T., The Clash, Cream, CCR, Gary Moore, Hot Tuna, INXS, Jethro tull, The Pentangle, john Lennon, Jimmy Rogers, Julie London, Little Feat, Marty Robbins, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Moby Grape, Phil Keaggy, Ray charles, Bob Marley, Toots&the Maytals, Yellowman, Desmond Decker, Jimmy Cliff, Peter tosh, Burning spear, Pink Floyd, Squeeze, steppenwolf, T Rex, Marc Bolan, electric Prunes, Moody Blues, Traffic, Uriah Heap, Velvet Underground, wishbone Ash, foghat, Willie Nelson, ZZ Top, the Byrds, CSN, Larry Coryell, John coltrane, Miles Davis, theo Monk, flatt & Scruggs, The Stanley Bros., bill monroe, Vassar clements,the Band and CANNED HEAT, AND MY 2 Slidin' BIRTHDAY PALS (Nov.20), DUANE ALLMAN & JOE WALSH
What equipment do you use?
'30 PatPend. STYLE O NATIONAL, '65 KENT AMERICANA?, 'O1 DELUXE STRATOCASTER , HOHNER HARPS, /BOSS BR-1200 AND A MIKE
Anything else?
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// AXE MASTERSON...HAVE GUITAR/WILL TRAVEL...What else do you need to know?////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Whats to really know my friends? Life is full of ups and downs . we all have the same chance to lift ourselves above the animals and be truly Human. Everybody has feelings, needs to eat ,,have warmth, and a dry place to lay there head.///////////////////////////////////// I?ve been around the whole big blue marble and i?m here to say theres good and evil everywhere...from the deep amazon to a corner on 42nd & Bd?way ....but its what you decide to choose..hahaha...//////////////// peace always, Axe Masterson...have guitar/will travel ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
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