Tag Archives: Blues Rock

Sonic Gems: The Yardbirds – Roger the Engineer

Formed in 1963, the English rock band The Yardbirds original lineup was Keith Reif, Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja and Paul Samwell-Smith.  From this core were launched the careers of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck.  Their mid-1960s string of … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton

John Mayall and the Blues Breakers was an English Blues Rock band led by multi-instrumentalist John Mayall.  The band became famous as an incubator for British rock and blues musicians.  Among those who enjoyed a tenure with this band are … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: ZZ Top – Tres Hombres

Formed in 1969, ZZ Top is a blues rock band from Houston, Texas.  The band consists of bass guitarist and vocalist Dusty Hill, guitarist and vocalist Billy Gibbons and drummer Frank Beard.  The band released its first album and trying … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Rory Gallagher – Irish Tour ’74

The Irish blues and rock multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and bandleader, William Rory Gallagher was born on March 2, 1948.  Coming up in County Donegal and brought up in Cork, Gallagher first formed the band Taste in the 1960s and then recorded … Continue reading

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Instrumental Blues – Part I

Early on when I started discovering that I liked playing more than classical, I started developing an interest in the blues and then blues rock before even the jazz then progressive hard rock periods of my life.  Now, I mainly … Continue reading

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