Thread: Musical Influences

CanPeach - 12/5/2003 at 04:06 PM

Thought I'd start a new topic, first I thought it would be cool to find out who Dusty's musical influences are, also the rest of us can add something on who turned you on to music, whether it was the grade school teacher who coaxed you into picking up that trumpet, or that one album that turned you on to a certain type of music and perhaps made you want to play a guitar too.

Sometimes its unexpected, my folks used to listen to "old school" country music back in the 60s, & 70s, you know, Dolly Parton, George Jones, Cash etc. As a kid I hated this stuff, then one day around 1975 I heard Waylon Jennings...turned me on to country.

I'm sure everyone's got a story.

Dusty - 12/6/2003 at 07:40 AM

Hey all right,, never though about it much,, But I guess my Mom was first ,, she played lap hawaiin guitar in her High School band in the 1930's and who would talkto us about it,, but by that time I was also going down on Sunday morning to my Dad's Country and Western club 'the Riverside' and banging on the drum's and turning on the amp to the pedal steel guitars...and making real bad sounds lol and that was were I first saw a National Duolain..........

[Edited on 1/6/2004 by Dusty]

CanPeach - 12/15/2003 at 03:29 PM

As I grew up in England in the early sixties, the Beatles made me want to pick up a guitar. My music teacher in high school encouraged me to listen to other types of music such as jazz & folk, he made me realize that many bands are influenced by different types of music.

Dusty - 12/16/2003 at 03:43 PM

WOW .. swingin'England in the 60's what a place to be !!!
I started going to the Newport festivals in the mid 60's.... and met BB King who introduced me to Son House...who told me to 'be a Good boy, read the Bible and go to church'
well, one out of 3 aint bad lol

CanPeach - 12/22/2003 at 01:59 AM

Sure was fun then, even though I was just a kid Now I don't pay much attention to the pop scene over there, the last band from England I liked was Yes. In the 70's I heard Live at The Filmore East by the Allman Brothers and that did it for me

Dusty - 12/23/2003 at 03:55 PM

quote: In the 70's I heard Live at The Filmore East by the Allman Brothers and that did it for me
I think that did it for alot of people!!!
I remember having the album in my car and playing it for everyone I knew

Val - 12/24/2003 at 02:46 PM

hey dusty.. i agree on that abb fillmore concert. the really cool part of it is that recording is still grabbing peoples ear even to this day, after all these years still one of the finest recordings of all time.. hooked me and im still hooked on duanes slide.. eap val..*S*

CanPeach - 1/3/2004 at 01:37 PM

I still like being exposed to musicians I've never heard of, and finding out how good they are. I'd never heard of Ronnie Earl till I heard about him in "Hittin The Note" magazine, but his "Grateful Hearts, Blues & Ballads" is one of my favourite instrumental cds.

About 2 years ago I picked up a copy of the magazine "No Depression". There was an article on a guy called Dave Alvin. I picked up his cd "Blackjack David" and his voice did it for me right away, raw soulful ballads and bluesy tunes. Blackjack David was the second of a trilogy of cds he did with an American Songs theme. The first was King Of California, the latest was Public Domain, songs from the Heartland. All excellent albums, I would highly recommend.

One of my favourite songs is "Blue Wing" from King of California. Give it a listen, you won't be disappointed

Dusty - 1/3/2004 at 05:17 PM

Ronnie Earl is from around here and played with 'Roomfull of Blues' after Duke the early 80's .. he's got a great style....
Dave Alvin...wasent he in a Alt.Punk Country band in the 80's...I cant remember the name... but the newer music Ive heard of his .. Is very cool

[Edited on 1/6/2004 by Dusty]

CanPeach - 1/3/2004 at 06:20 PM

Dave Alvin's band is or was the Guilty Men, you're right, his earlier sound is a lot different from on the cds I mentioned. I don't know if he had another band before that.

The favourite song of mine of the Ronnie Earl album "Grateful Heart..." is "Skyman" a tribute to Duane Allman, really nice tune.

CanPeach - 3/13/2004 at 08:55 PM

Sort of off topic, but there's a really cool thread over on the ABB site: shop talk, there's a growing list of ABB songs with lyrics and chords if anyones interested.

Dusty - 3/16/2004 at 06:41 PM

I've never played a ABB song till I bought the rights to 'Leave my Blues at Home' last year, which will be on my next CD

Dusty - 5/10/2004 at 02:56 PM

I think my Biggest musical influence is Life

ABBstillrockin04 - 9/4/2004 at 03:24 AM

the last band from England I liked was Yes

I just saw yes, what a show. Great bunch of guys, care more about their music than they do talking about how beautiful america is. Amazing.

I'd have to say the biggest musical influence is chemistry. When you are jammin' with a band and you just hit certain melodies and go into a specific chorus and repeat it in the same manor or so..... that's the highest point of music for me. Where you feel the music, and it sends chills up and down your spine. That's music man.

Dusty - 9/8/2004 at 05:47 PM

quote from Mike:
I'd have to say the biggest musical influence is chemistry
yea,,, if your playing with folks,, who dont share the same 'bond'..its the gig I had on Labor Day ......a waste of gas......

ABBstillrockin04 - 9/9/2004 at 01:33 AM

What happened?

.....That's the worst thing that can possibly happen. You have a bunch of guys over, one wants to play guns n roses and the other wants to play his own stuff which I have the most bond with because it's excellent stuff, I'll have to send you a copy of my buddy playing. But when the three of us were jammin'.. me and jeremy had the most chemistry, while the oddball was trying to throw heavy licks into a bluesy song... I wanted to send him home with the blues. Sure enough he left himself.

Dusty - 9/10/2004 at 04:04 PM

What happened?

ahhhh well first off.. bad instructions on how to get there,, and then there's a red'NS' flashing on the cell....
and then somehow during the summer... we went from acoustic,, to electric....and from 5 people to 10....hehehe...( this is just my alt country.folk.bluegrass thing....)
ahhhhh... just kinda of a little let down.... after a good summer of playing outside gigs....
and thats why Im looking for some kickass kids to jam .tour and record with....all these folks around here have gotten stale,,,,and its affecting me...and I dont like it one bit!!!!!

[Edited on 9/10/2004 by Dusty]

ABBstillrockin04 - 9/11/2004 at 12:15 AM

time to kick it up a notch, huh?

Dusty - 10/5/2004 at 07:56 PM

yea,, Mike, you got that right!! to bad ya so dang far away,,, some young blood would be good!!!!!!

ABBstillrockin04 - 10/11/2004 at 09:47 PM

300 Miles give or take, it could be much worse.

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