December 29, 2008

Vicki Taylor - Out of the Blue

Vicki has long been considered one of Colorado's preeminent blues women. She is a consummate musician, proficient on guitar, piano, and fiddle, as well as a gifted vocalist and songwriter. She was a longtime member of The Mother Folkers (with Mollie O'Brien and Mary Flower), and has also toured with various bands, performing blues, country, bluegrass and jazz.
She has released two CD's, featuring blues songs in the Delta and New Orleans styles. Her last CD. “Out of the Blue”, was composed of all original blues, and jazz material.
Vicki has been a music instructor all of her life and teaches all acoustic guitar styles with an emphasis on fingerstyle blues, slide, folk, swing, bossa nova, acoustic rock, and bluegrass. On piano she teaches blues and jazz with a theory and chord based approach.
I have taken lessons from Vicki and and if you want to learn some slide guitar you should look for her in the Denver area. I believe she is still teaching at Swallow Hill.

December 7, 2008

Chris Cotton - Deep Blues Festival

Chris Cotton is a pretty cool guy. Ok, how would I know, as he's never come to my town to play a show but by the looks of this pic he plays a National Reso, so he must be cool! Besides, he does some good -n- gritty blues. His latest has just been released after much trial and tribulation, according to his MySpace site. So buy his studio releases so he can afford a tour bus!!

Chris Cotton
Deep Blues Festival
Washington County Fairgrounds
Lake Elmo, MN
01 Morgan City, Mississippi
02 banter
03 I Watched The Devil Die
04 banter
05 Heartbreaking Mind
06 banter
07 The Gamblers The Angels
08 banter
09 Black Night
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