I started playing guitar when I was about 7 or so... I'd sling my guitar over my shoulder, walk across the road, through the graveyard and down the railroad tracks to a small one room shack on a swamp and take my lessons, but trying to learn 'she'll be coming around the mountain' and 'turkey in the straw' turned me off fast...... So after a few months of that crap, I started playing the drums and put the guitar away for awhile....I didn't have to learn any chords and I could sit down, so I was pretty happy !!!
About 1966 or so, I was about 14 or 15 and running away from home, and doing a lot of surfing and playing in garage bands, and I ended up at the Newport Folk Festival ,where I met B.B. King !!! Who introduced me to the Legendary' King of the Delta Blues' Son House, who took me aside and told me to" be a good boy , go to church and read the Bible...", all the while Lighten' Hopkins was looking on and laughing at me!!! I was both scared and thrilled, and started playing the guitar again, this time using only open tunings and a slide ( I still don't have a clue when it comes to standard tuning) and learning from the old records of Skip James, Charley Patton, Bukka White and Son House among others.... and developed , I guess, a style of my own.....
the music on this CD is simple Swamp Yankee Blues recored live to a 4 track tascam tape deck...
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2. Going Down Slow
3. Mean Old World
4. Special Rider
6. Crow Jane
7. Catfish Blues
8. Still Sittin' ( on top of this world)
9. Back way to Nohere
10. Blues,Take Me Home..
11. Mad Dog intro...alt. versions ect...
12. Mean old World...Slide duo with David Red Reo
13. Crow Jane( electric)
14. Blues take me home (with tin whistle)
15. two trains...(for the Station)
16. Me & my black dogs
17. Shadows in the rain
18. Sun gonna shine (duo with Mad Dog)
19. Interview with Midnight Rose
20. Red's Riff