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Uptown Blues Book/CD - Mike Dowling $0.00

Physical BOOK is OUT OF PRINT.... we have no date for republication but it can now be ordered as a DOWNLOAD from our online partner at THIS LINK
Amazing Grace
Jan's Song
Swamp Dog Blues
Minor Thing
Bottleneck March
Johnson City Rag
Rocky Road
String Crazy
Fishin' in the Wind
Wild 'Bout It
When I was first approached about doing an instrumental guitar album for Solid Air Records the only direction he gave me was a “rootsy bluesy” feel like my composition “Swamp Dog Blues” from the CD of the same name. The producer loved “Swamp Dog Blues” and I thought, “Well, looks like I have one tune in the bag anyway.”
Since I’m one who tends to take artistic suggestions rather literally I considered the task at hand in the context of where the stylistic boundaries might be. After all, the “roots” moniker pushes the idiomatic door wide open, but what about “blues”? Does it narrow the doorway or simply serve to put a little creak in the hinges? While interesting to ponder, my doorway analogy served up no suggestions for album material.
So, as the water rat I’ve sometimes been, I began to think about a float trip down a muddy old river and how it might afford some interesting diversions to quiet side channels and backwater sloughs. I think of American roots music in much the same way, drawing its form and volume from accumulated tributaries; some fast and clear running, others roiled or slow seeping. But in the end, all channels are equally buoyant for the drifter.
I hope in some small way the tunes in this collection will transport you somewhere “rootsy” and “bluesy.”
~ ~ Mike Dowling

Artist: Mike Dowling
Product Type: Book/Lesson CD
Item #: SAIR007
Price: $0.00
Uptown Blues Book/CD - Mike Dowling
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 29 September, 2005.

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