Live Country Blues

Vancouver music legend Brandon Isaak invited me to sit in with his trio a few nights ago for his show at Hermann’s and magic was made.

This month has kicked off with a blast!

Vancouver music legend Brandon Isaak invited me to sit in with his trio a few nights ago for his show at Hermann’s and magic was made. The killer grooves supplied by Jack Lavin and Ross Hall paved the road to glory with bass and drum gold, and solid local ground as could ever be found made for a joyous night indeed. Brandon has a one man show featuring his dexterity on acoustic guitar and banjo but he also has the super power of being able to lead and trade licks with ease even while he is simultaneously singing or playing the harmonica. This was just one stop in a tour that continues to lead his adventure to audiences around the world, and I feel very blessed to have crossed his path.

You can watch the whole concert here.

Here is Brandon’s website

https://www.brandonisaak.ca

None of this would have happened if I hadn’t met Jack Lavin over the summer and through his support started getting involved in some of his recording and performing project. He is a MONSTER and one of the nicest guys I have ever met.

Here is Jack’s website

https://www.jacklavin.com

Blues Combo

Today I start teaching BLUES COMBOS, a course offered at Comosun through VCM. Here are some YouTube Links for my students. I hope they use them! Many of these songs compare the original Robert Johnston version to the covered version.

Dust My Broom 

Robert Johnston 

Elmore James 

Howlin’ Wolf 

Hound Dog 

Big Mama Thornton

Sweet Home Chicago 

Robert Johnson 

Robert Lockwood 

Magic Sam 

Johnny Shines 

Junior Parker 

Buddy Guy 

Freddy King 

Walking Blues

Robert Johnston 

Paul Butterfield 

Ramblin’ on my Mind 

Robert Johnson

John Mayall

Key to the Highway

Charles Sagar 

Big Bill Broonzy 

Little Walter 

Eric Clapton 

Hit the Road Jack

Ray Charles

Bright Lights Big City

Jimmy Reed

Next Time You See Me

Junior Parker

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