SEEKINGRhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Harmonica, Trombone, Cello, Electronic Music, Clarinet.
I have my own vision of the blues, which I think is rooted in the tradition but which brings other influences to bear upon it.
There is so much cliche around, and we blues guitarists are so ubiquitous; I want to restore the emotional and artistic credibility of the blues. Basically something like a mix of original blues, Radiohead, Leonard Cohen, swing and free jazz.
The interaction between sung vocal and instrumental lines was an important part of older blues, and this is important to me too. I try to integrate playing guitar with singing.
I see the guitar as a lead instrument meant for self-expression, like the violin. My ideal is something like Jimi Hendrix mixed with choral music.
My vision of the blues is of something raw, sad and angry, but with a soothing rhythm that gives rise to dancing!
I'm really interested in all this as a form of improvised music that is different from the traditional jazz idea of basing it on shifting chords /harmony. I hate changes! There are plenty of ways to add interest to a piece besides complex, unmusical key changes.
I'd be interested in meeting with anyone who likes the sound of this. Just to form a traditional blues band would be a great starting point, but I'd like to hear from anyone with a vision who can find something to connect to in what I've said here.
Thanks for reading!
- Screen name:
- Wounded blues
- Member since:
- Sep 22 2016
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
Blues - Howlin Wolf, John Lee Hooker, etc
Radiohead + Jonny Greenwood's classical stuff
Jazz - Ornette Coleman, Mingus, Duke
- Lead Guitar:
Lots of guitars and amps! Mainly strats