I loved music but didn't play at the time. We always had good lp's around the house and of course everyone loved the Beatles and the Stones back then.
My older brother was into Bluegrass and folk. My sister was into rock n roll , folk and Motown. My parents were into Big Band, Sinatra, etc. One of my sister's boyfriends left a bunch of great lp's at the house. I really discovered Blues and Jazz when I was about My sister was singing in a Jug Band and her boyfriend was the guitarist in the band.
I sucked it all up but I still didn't play an instrument. I heard him play Walkin' Blues on slide and it blew me away. I started spending all my money on records. I would have to say that my first idols were definitely Butterfield and Muddy Waters. What were the first songs you learned?
Well, I started on the harmonica. The first song I ever sang in public was "Stop Breakin' Down". When I started playing the guitar I first started playing open tuning. What are some of the most memorable gigs you've had? Wow, this is hard to say because I've been so lucky to meet and play with such great musicians through the years. I had to front the gig since Frank was already pretty sick by then. That was an amazing feeling to play for a mostly African-American audience in Mississippi.
The people took me in like family. Maybe the most incredible gig I ever did was last year with Steve Guyger.
Steve and I have been playing together for over 10 years and we have a cd together that came out in , "Down Home Old School Country Blues". We opened for Levon and his Band 12 musicians. The crowd went wild and we jammed with Levon and his band at the end of the night. We played "The Weight" and Larry Campbell nodded to me to take a solo - it was magical.
Steve and I were floating for a week!!!!! What characterize the sound of Richard Ray Farrell? Well, I consider myself pretty much an all-around musician when it comes to the blues.
I play harp, acoustic and electric guitar, sing, write songs, arrange, play slide, produce my own cd's. Nowadays I play more on the rack and acoustic. I rarely play with a bullet or astatic microphone.
Stev Guyger is a real master with the microphone - IMO, one of the best. Which was the best moment of your career and which was the worst? Tough question. Believe me, I've had lots of bad moments and glimpses of good ones. While Guyger has certainly taken pages from each of the previous giants, he's been able to blend past influence perfectly with own ideas, and in turn, he's become a world-class talent.
Originally recorded to bit DAT in and issued in , the first major surprise is the new and improved sound since being remixed to analog tape, and that's enough of a blessing to make this a necessity even if you have the original CD, but there are three new bonus tracks which make it even better. Of the few covers included, there are two Robert Nighthawk gems, Bricks In My Pillow and Kansas City Blues, Little Mack Simmons' rustling Come Back the first bonus track , and George "Harmonica" Smith's Monkey On A Limb, with gobs of incredible chromatic, but the true genius of Guyger shows best in how he crafts original tracks that seem to have been written in the s, yet never out of place in a new millennium.
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Connecting to your webcam. You may be prompted by your browser for permission.Steve GUYGER - Past Life Blues Blues ominous swamp crawl of the instrumental "Snake Oil" and the noir jazz of "Monkey on a Limb," Guyger shifts moods and styles while maintaining a tough, moody attack. His playing on the playful "Somethin's Smellin' Good (At My Baby's House)" is heavily reminiscent of Kim Wilson's best work.