Recently, a great known blues guitar artist performed at the Keighley Blues Club and it showed the importance of guitar as an instrument within the blues community. The guitarist is the well known Geoff Achison. The guitar is an amazing instrument, one of my favorite styles of playing it is, without doubt, playing the Blues. It is also one of the healthier ways to express emotions in music, and one can even say that it has a healing effect. In direct contrast to the sound of the blues, it is in reality extremely fun to play and not as complex as some other styles, so don’t be fooled by the gloom and doom of the tone and lyrics for one second.
For both the listener and the musician, the blues is one of the few genres of music that will guarantee crowded clubs, packed concert halls, and amazing jam sessions. It was once said that listening to the blues is healing in itself and if you want to heal someone, play them the blues.
Think about how doctors heal an individual, unfortunately, a Doctor can only help one patient at a time, instead, play the blues and have everyone who can hear you feel better by playing a great clean blues riff or awesome heavily distorted riffs. Now, that’s what I call not only therapeutic but also healing.
The blues has a tremendous range of sound, feeling, emotions, and passion, and individuals feel many different connections when you say the word blues. You can hear the range or variation in the sounds and the feeling. It was once stated by the legendary Muddy Waters “The blues had a baby and they called it rock ‘n’ roll,”. Yes, blues is largely responsible for the birth of rock ‘n’ roll as we know it.