Saturday, 21 July 2018

I Ain't Talking Instead Of

I have been to see the marvellous Doug MacLeod, a blues singer/songwriter/entertainer in the old country blues tradition that goes way back to Robert Johnson etc. He said that his mentor was George 'Harmonica' Smith, a man of whom until that moment I had never heard; yet another field in which I stand revealed as a know nothing amateur. What Macleod says in between songs is most amusing and a major part of the show. His songs cover a wide range of topics, but are always rooted in the blues as about overcoming troubles, not succumbing to them.

Here's one that's about the sort of troubles your bloggist is hoping to overcome someday, but not just yet - 'The Addition to Blues':

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