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Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Blogging The Blues

Wouldn't you know it, one of D.C.'s premier bluesmen, Bobby Parker, is playing a free concert right now across the street from me in Farraguat Square and I forgot my camera. Bobby, for those who don't know him, plays like Eric Clapton, looks James Brown, and has played guitar for everyone from Buddy Holly to Bo Diddley, from Sam Cook to Jackie Wilson. He's been cited as an inlfuence by some of the biggest names in modern music - Spencer Davis, John Mayall, Robin Trower, Little Milton, Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Mick Fleetwood, and Carlos Santana who said
He's one of the few remaining guitarists on this planet who can pierce your heart and soothe your soul. He inspired me to play guitar."
If you are nearby and get a chance, check him out.


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