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The Blues Guitar Player

Billy Gibbons playing with THE Les Paul, not a Les Paul!

How cool is this. And what a deft touch Billy has. Sounds sweet in his hands. Purring!

Billy Gibbons – ZZ Top and Beyond

There are few things so undeniably Texas than ZZ Top, the long-running blues-rock band featuring two men with extremely long beards (guitarist/vocalist Billy Gibbons and bassist Dusty Hill) and the ironically-named, relatively clean-shaven drummer Frank Beard.  But if one were to select a driving force behind the band’s success, it would have to be Gibbons,… Continue reading Billy Gibbons – ZZ Top and Beyond

What is a 16 bar blues?

Let’s start with the easy bit, what is a 12 bar blues? From here it’s easier to show the difference with a 16 bar blues. Typically the 12 bar pattern is 1 1 1 1 4 4 1 1 5 4 1 1 If you are wondering what these numbers mean the simplest way to… Continue reading What is a 16 bar blues?

Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) Blue Jean Blues

  Hard to find a video that does this song justice – stunning blues song and stunning licks by a true blues man

Billy Gibbons Guitar Lesson

ZZ Top Cat Fish Blues