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Rory Block and Eric Johanson Talk Recording Organic-Sounding Rhythm Tracks

Talking with folk blues musicologist Rory Block reminded me of another conversation I had with Eric Johanson on the subject of recording acoustic blues, prompting this consideration of perhaps the greatest factor when it comes to recording in analog versus digital: the click track. The upside in a digital audio...
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Live At The Linda featuring Junior Watson and Rory Block

Tonight we start off with a concert from 2020. Oh, how hopeful for the shiny new year with all of its promise of fun and prosperity. Now while we know now how the year would go, let’s swing back to that time of ignorant bliss with a concert at The Linda by Dean Shot and the legendary Junior Watson. Watson is a founding member of The Mighty Flyers, Canned Heat and recorded with Big Mama Thorton, George Smith, Jimmy Rogers, Shakey Jake, Luther Tucker, Charlie Musselwhite, Kim Wilson, William Clark, and many more. Here he shares a bill with vocal and guitar stylist Dean Shot. Shot was born and raised in West Orange, New Jersey, and is one of the most promising and prolific artists on today’s blues scene. This concert was recorded on January 18, 2020. Here is Junior Watson and Dean Shot live at The Linda.
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