Jordan Am A Hard Road To Travel: Norman & Nancy Blake

March 3, 2012

I highly recommend watching Norman and Nancy Blake’s video “My Dear Old Southern Home”, a concert that they filmed at home playing old-time music like this. (I rented it on Netflix.)

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PK March 3, 2012 at 7:17 pm

As a guitarist, it is always a little confusing when musicians whose music I love and respect use naturally comfortable techniques, different from the über-technique I acquired while at NEC. I can feel the sting of Bob Sullivan’s ruler on the last two fingers of my picking hand when watching Mr. Blake’s anchored picking hand (Nancy does not anchor). I still believe Bob’s technical training was the best, yet so many great musicians seem to have little need for it when making great music 🙂 Thanks, this is a sweet rendition.

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