This week I get more personal. Local music video today.
At a blues festival in Margate last month, the Joey Gilmore Band has a guest sit in for a spontaneous jam.
The harmonica wizard, Scotty, is a lifelong (almost) friend of mine, well since we were 14 or 15..that's 43 years. He has been chronically ill for a number of years but comes back to S Florida to visit regularly from Montana, and sits in with his old band. If he can get up there and play while ill, well there's a lesson for all of us who whine about little things, myself included.
All the things that FM teaches in the BG class are here: Communication with the band with eye and hand signals and verbal commands, call and answer with guitar and sax, filling in the spaces and leaving some, keeping steady rhythm through all the ups and downs.. a lesson in how to jam and make it sound great.