Mick's Music Messages

What Is And What Should Never Be (Isolated Bass)

"Thought you and your readers would enjoy this"  ~ Mick Houser.

"What is and What Should Never Be," (isolated bass) John Paul Jones.

Video originally posted by www.notreble.com 

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Photo Credit: johnpauljones.com Lunel Mandolin Festival, Oct, 05.

John Paul Jones is a multi-talented musician who wrote masterpiece bass lines, piano and organ pieces for Led Zeppelin as well as in collaboration with other artists such as Peter Gabriel. He is now in an award winning band called, Them Crooked Vultures.

Read more about John Paul Jones and watch video footage of his music at his website:

http://www.johnpauljones.com/multimedia.html

 

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The Most Influential Blues Bassists.

~Many thanks to Mick Houser.

 

 

We talk a lot about the influence of the blues. Blues guitar, roots, acoustic, electric and slide, are all topics of exciting interest and history.

Mick Houser, bassist for Dr. Mudd, Skeleton Crew, and the historic Wasted Angel, every now and again will write in to remind me that the blues guitar pieces, although stunning and important, need the support of kickin blues bassists to make a great song.

He recommends these articles for our readers and I agree.

From NoTreble.com

 

The Most Influential Blues Bassists Part 1.

 

The Most Influential Blues Bassists Part 2.

 

 

Glenn Hughes

I've seen Deep Purple live in the 1980's and my neighbor toured with Blackmore's Knights. With all of this great rock exposure, how could I have missed the career of Glenn Hughes? Back then, I wasn't writing about music, I just listened - and I knew what I liked -without thinking about why. But time is my friend. The sounds followed me like an afternoon shadow, delightfully haunting. And when I turned to see from whence they came, I was happily spinning about. Thanks Mick, for shining the light on Glenn Hughes.

Read more: Glenn Hughes

A Tribute to Gary Moore

Mick's Music Messages:

February 6, 2011

In honor of the legendary guitarist Gary Moore, I asked my friend Mick Houser, bassist and vocalist of Dr. Mudd and Shinebox to allow me to post his thoughts on the late artist.

Read more: A Tribute to Gary Moore

Out On The Tiles

Gordon Lightfoot at the Calvin Theatre, The Carefree Highway Tour

"If you want to know my secret.

Don't come running after me. 

"For I am just a painter. Passing through in history."

From, "A Painter Passing Through," Gordon Lightfoot.

Wearing a blue satin vest, pressed white shirt and gentleman's boots, Gordon Lightfoot delivered a rich and elegant performance at the Calvin Theatre on July 13, 2014. The Canadian singer-songwriter legend, honored the Northampton full house, receiving multiple standing ovations throughout the night. With long set list of deep cut classics from his expansive catalog, his warm textured voice continued to deliver the same intensity and drive as it has since his first Toronto recordings in 1962.

When the band walked out and Gordon followed, cheers, whistles and applause filled the room. The band had equal command of the audience. The material played, which changes throughout the tour, was delivered with timeless impact that a group can only master from experience. They brought their history of folk, rock, country, and even a little jazz sound, to multi-generational crowd. For many people who grew up with the 70's singer-songwriter comfort of radio and early folk, the songs were heard through our souls.

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