Playing in a three piece band

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Blindboy
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Playing in a three piece band

Post by Blindboy » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:50 pm

Man, the political situation in my country is giving me the Blues, big time. :tears:
Here's a rare thee piece version of the Trainwreck Blues Band. Our keyboard player was out of town for a couple of weeks.
This is a cover of the Elmore James tune, filtered through SRV. I'm using the Strat, through a Danelectro distortion pedal, into the custom Fender BJ. If you look closely, you can see me switching from pick to fingers and back several times (I tuck it beneath my ring and pinkie fingers).
Hope y'all like it. :D
https://youtu.be/Z5Yy1xPMVVg
Playing three piece presents it's own set of challenges. We don't do it often, but I like it. :tongue:
Oh yeah, I apologise for the big old clam at about 3:06. :shy:
"Throw yo' big leg over me Mama, I might not feel this good again!"

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Re: Playing in a three piece band

Post by VikingBlues » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:26 am

Lovely blues - the set of challenges raised by the three piece format have been well and truly met, and soundly beaten! :thumbsup:

A huge load is put on the guitarist in this scenario, but it works when the playing is at this high level -great piece of blues channelling.

Great tone! Enjoyed the listen - I wish all days could start this well. :clap:
An improv a day keeps the demons at bay!

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Re: Playing in a three piece band

Post by 12bar » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:31 am

Nothing more to say - just great. :pray:

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Re: Playing in a three piece band

Post by MichaelRobinson » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:36 pm

Yes !

With lot of feeling. Nice !!

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Blindboy
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Re: Playing in a three piece band

Post by Blindboy » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:40 pm

Thank you, gentlemen. :D Glad you enjoyed it.
I do like playing three piece for a bit of a change. We don't get to practice it much, but it is fun when we do.
"Throw yo' big leg over me Mama, I might not feel this good again!"

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Re: Playing in a three piece band

Post by MikeL » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:58 am

Wow. Really nice Bb. I think you were nailing it in terms of tone, cadence, and general vibe.
Cheers!
Mike

"A broken angel sings
From a guitar"

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