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    Here's a guy I just discovered today . . . natural sense of musicality . . . born to play. I hope you enjoy! Good playing . . . Marinero


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    I've been hearing him for awhile. He's got a lot going on. Here he is at a small joint in Tupleo, MS---Elvis' hometown and where some of my relatives live.


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    Man has the blues. It's in him, and it's got to come out. HT: JLH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marinero
    Here's a guy I just discovered today . . . natural sense of musicality . . . born to play. I hope you enjoy! Good playing . . . Marinero

    Yeah, Kingfish is great. Got him in heavy rotation on my streaming device thingy.

    John

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    I never worry about the blues dying. But it’s lovely to see energy like this being breathed into it. Thank you for posting this - I hadn’t heard of him before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by citizenk74
    Man has the blues. It's in him, and it's got to come out. HT: JLH.
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    He's smooth. Reminds me of Peter Green.
    Last gig I had was a 3 piece blues band.

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    I've been checking him out for a while. He's good. I hope he can get the weight under some control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marinero
    Here's a guy I just discovered today . . . natural sense of musicality . . . born to play. I hope you enjoy! Good playing . . . Marinero

    This guy is amazing. TIG isn't exactly my favourite tune (due in no small part to playing it badly in many bands lol) but he adds a whole new lick of paint to it...

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    I usually don't try to kill joy threads, where people find joy in music.

    But gotta ask here .. Serious question

    What exactly is Kingfish's contribution here that improves on this? (Other than the occasional altered lick)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobomov
    I usually don't try to kill joy threads, where people find joy in music.

    But gotta ask here .. Serious question

    What exactly is Kingfish's contribution here that improves on this? (Other than the occasional altered lick)
    Improvement over BB is both impossible and beside the point. Blues (when done right) is a living form that is about personal expression and interpretation. If someone manages to play a version of a song that allows a listener to perceive that player's distinct musical personality and/or the message and emotions of the song, then the player has succeeded. However, if you don't like that version and think only BB's version is worthy, then nothing is stopping you from listening to BB's version(s).

    Also, there is so much "blues" that is petformed by people wearing Blues Brothers costumes, pretending to be something they're not, and delivering words they plainly don't understand in accents that are not their own. It's refreshing to find a younger person just being himself without a whole lot of pretending, and incorporating his generation's R&B textures into songs that have become parody through imitation and overuse.

    John

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    for me ..learning the musical history of not only the players but the genre itself gives a more robust understanding and respect to the music and the musicians that
    perform it.

    The blues evolution should be realized by those that wish to play it..it is integrated in almost every bit of american music of all genres

    Almost everyone that begins to play guitar finds those magical licks have a powerful feel..and many if not all professional musicians pay tribute to the
    early pioneers who may have known it was an oral tradition born in pain that gave us this "gift" of expression...

    a three note lick from Albert King can say more than a hundred shredding players playing "the blues in A"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevebol
    I hope he can get the weight under some control.
    He's dropped about 100 pounds over the last two years. He knows he needs to get it under control and posts about it on his Instagram account.

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    There's a lot of good young musicians coming up across a variety of blues styles. Kingfish. Jontavious Willis. King Solomon Hicks. The list goes on.