What is Texas Blues?

A geographical sub-genre earmarked by a more relaxed, swinging feel than other styles of blues, Texas Blues encompasses a number of style variations and has a long, distinguished history. Its earliest incarnation occurred in the mid-’20s, featuring acoustic guitar work rich in filigree patterns — almost an extension of the vocals rather than merely a strict accompaniment to it. Like many other forms of blues music the lyrics reflected the hardships experinced by the African American’s who worked long hours on the old fields. Origins Texas Blues began to appear in the early 1900s among African Americans who worked in oilfields, ranches and lumber camps in Texas. Notable artists who had a profound influence on this genre of blues are Pee Wee Crayton who was born in Rockdale, Texas and played acoustic and electric guitar and Stevie Ray Vaughan who pioneered several styles that are very characteristic of Texas blues

What is Texas Blues?

A geographical sub-genre earmarked by a more relaxed, swinging feel than other styles of blues, Texas Blues encompasses a number

Roomful of Blues – Smack Dab in the Middle – compare versions

This is a fantastic track that is pretty close to the same arrangement Count Basie and Joe Williams released in

There are only two kinds of people in this world.

People who have never heard Delbert McClinton and people who love Delbert McClinton. I just finished reading a recent book

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown

List of Albums 1972 The Blues Ain’t Nothin’ (Black and Blue) 1973 Cold Storage (Black and Blue) 1973 Sings Louis

Austin Blues Revue Big Swing Thing with Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88’s

Live at the Sterling Event Center (290 and I-35 – Austin, Texas) The Austin Blues Revue presents Mitch Woods and his Rocket 88’s at the first annual Big Swing Thing! We’ll have a couple hundred business people, some great food and an exclusive concert with Mr. Boogie himself and the all star Revue band standing in for the 88’s.

Jimmie Vaughan is Doing It Wrong.

Jimmie Vaughan has a particular way of playing that most guitar teachers would run away, bleeding from their eyes with