This week we're going to take a look at how Norman Blake played Church Street Blues from his excellent album Whiskey Before Breakfast. To me, Norman's approach to this song extends the Mother Maybelle Carter approach of playing chords and melody at the same time beyond to another place. It sounds joyous and resonant, and there is a constant sense of forward motion. Remember, it's very important to stay physically and mentally relaxed to achieve the easy, breezy sound that Norman gets.
Good luck and have fun!
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Church Street Blues
Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Norman Blake Style Church Street Blues
Loop 0:28 Breakdown
Loop 19:15 Closing Thoughts and Outro