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Delta Blues

This is for anyone who has a deep passion for the styles of guitar that came out of the Mississippi delta.

Members: 143
Latest Activity: Feb 17

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charley Patton! 3 Replies

Started by Gary McNaughton. Last reply by Gary Burnett Nov 27, 2014.

New song F.O.H. BLUES 3 Replies

Started by John Lillo. Last reply by Gary McNaughton Nov 24, 2014.

My Last Blues Guitar

Started by Michael S. Jackson Feb 12, 2014.

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Comment by Gary McNaughton on November 29, 2014 at 12:17pm
Hi Gary! That was really interesting l will look out for that book; I understand your perspective and wish you every success!

Regsrds Gary :-)
Also liked that background music.
Comment by Gary Burnett on November 27, 2014 at 5:29am

You may be interested to check out this book I've written which has just been published: The Gospel According to the Blues, which explores the links between the blues and faith

Amazon link

Comment by Gary Burnett on December 29, 2013 at 6:58am

Bob Dylan's Remedy for the Holiday Blues

Down at the Crossroads

Comment by Gary Burnett on November 27, 2013 at 8:18am

High Water Everywhere - Charlie Patton, Typhoon Haiyan and Climate Change

Comment by Gary Burnett on November 6, 2013 at 2:37am

New post on Muddy Waters' Mannish Boy at

Comment by Michael S. Jackson on May 17, 2013 at 3:16pm
Interesting but I think he puts more importance on lynching than on slavery as the gensis of blues and the true meaning of "Hellhound on my trail." He also misinterprets the rising wind and rustling leaves of a tree as a reference to lynching. Nope. Without going into too much detail, it means movement, spirituality, mystery. Or as my people used to say, "Skan taku skan, skan."
Much deeper meanings than the superficial, false remorse of lynching...
RIP, Robert.
Comment by Gary Burnett on May 17, 2013 at 2:22am

Robert Johnson's Hellhound on my Trail - and the specter of lynching

Comment by Gary Burnett on January 15, 2013 at 11:20am

Brand new interview with Texas blueswoman Carolyn Wonderland at:

Comment by Gary Burnett on July 5, 2012 at 4:57pm
Comment by Michael S. Jackson on June 15, 2012 at 3:33pm

Hi all. Just ordered a Loar 309 VS from a local dealer/luthier (Loar is sold through The Music Link and these are all solid top, hand carved and graduated. Not from school but top thickness). I've wanted one for a while but finally did it. I found one from a music store on the internet for $525 and this guy matched the price. I'd much rather buy locally.

I don't know if you read Vintage Guitar, but they did a short article on them this month. They suggested using medium flat wound strings as regular wound are too harsh for an archtop. I already own the LH-600 and it's a fantastic guitar (bought new for $450 two years ago; now selling for $1,000 - $1,200).

When I was in the shop doing the ordering, the owner had a Loar 300 which is the same as the 309 but the 300 doesn't have the P-90 pickup in it. He had it set up low, using flat wound strings. Sounded fantastic! I'll have to try these strings on my LH-600 (see The Music Link Instruments group).

He offered to sell me the 300 for $380... tempting, very tempting.

I'll let ya'll know how she sounds when I get her.


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