The Blues Of Etta Baker
Although she lived the majority of her life out of the limelight, Piedmont guitarist Etta Baker spent ninety years honing her exceptional musical skills and playing the blues before her passing on September 23, 2006, at the age of 93
Etta Lucille Reid was born on March 13, 1913, into a musically versed family and by age three began her tutelage. Mentored by her father, Boone Reid, who had been taught by his father, Etta learned to play not only the guitar, but piano, violin and banjo as well, and in a number of styles, from…
A Quartet Of Legends
Celebrated bluesmen (from left to right) Otis Spann, Muddy Waters, Brownie McGee, and Sonny Terry were photographed playing together backstage in between sets while on tour back in the mid-60’s.
Jeff Beck Starts A Frenzy
Guitar genius Jeff Beck led his band through this scorching performance of “Hammerhead” at the Grammy Museum back in 2010.
Taj Mahal & The Allman Brothers Get Sloppy Drunk On The Blues
Legendary bluesman Taj Mahal joined the Allman Brothers Band at the Wanee Music Festival for a spirited performance of the classic “Leavin’ Trunk” on April 16th, 2011, in Live Oak, Florida.
Taj Mahal originally recorded the song (itself a take on Sleepy John Estes’ “Milk Cow Blues”) for…
Tribut’s This Week in Rock Culture
Celebrate the life of the drumming legend, John Bonham! Every week we pay TRIBUT to the legends in music and pop culture.
See what interesting things happened during the week of September 24 – September 30. Click to view Tribut’s This Week In Rock Culture.
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