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    Default Been Away So Long Might As Well Say Hello Again

    Hey Guys,

    I've been a part of this forum for a while and been away for quite some time too. Never been much of a participation gem really. In the past couple years I got to visit Legends and Beale Street, which felt absolutely amazing. Saw some cool places and listened to great Blues along the way. 2015 took B.B. That bastard of a year. Sadly, that year and the next one took many others.

    I don't play as much as I used to, life is in my way Responsibilities or excuses. I like keeping a small Blues blog. I like the fact that I've gotten to keep it alive a bit too. Somehow the spark faded a bit but did not die out and I'm glad to be saying hi to you guys once again.

    I'll try to keep the conversation up but Ukraine does not have much of a Blues scene and reading all the cool concerts that are happening around US hits me in the feels.

    Hope yall are doing great and stay warm.
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    Default It hurts me too.

    Warm welcome back, Kyryll. I do remember you. And yeah, the losses of our masters as well as Blues venues have been painful. Your Blues travels sound rich. Thanks for the photos. Hope I get to that Memphis Blues Museum; don't ya love the Memphis-West Memphis sounds? Especially circa 1950?

    I did a pilgrimage and field research in the Delta a while ago and discovered living Blues heritage at Abby Leatherman Plantation...met the son of the man who taught Robert Johnson harp, who played for me after his grandson soaked his wooden harp for him...visited a couple who knew Dusty Willis, Robert's step-father ("Yeah, I knowed him, Dusty died twice..." is a great story). Saw the site of Indian Hills School where Robert went...

    And now it's all the parking lot for a fuc**** Casino. But the good news is we've got tons of old Blues music & history preserved, and people like Guy Clark keepin the roots alive and thrivin. A detailed & fascinating history of the transition from folk to urban Blues is The Chitlin Circuit.

    Cheers,

    Doug
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesHawk View Post
    Warm welcome back, Kyryll. I do remember you. And yeah, the losses of our masters as well as Blues venues have been painful. I did a pilgrimage and field research in the Delta a while ago and discovered living Blues heritage at Abby Leatherman Plantation...met the son of the man who taught Robert Johnson harp, who played for me after his grandson soaked his wooden harp for him...visited a couple who knew Dusty Willis, Robert's step-father ("Yeah, I knowed him, Dusty died twice..." is a great story). Saw the site of Indian Hills School where Robert went...

    And now it's all the parking lot for a fuc**** Casino. But the good news is we've got tons of old Blues music & history preserved, and people like Guy Clark keepin the roots alive and thrivin. A detailed & fascinating history of the transition from folk to urban Blues is The Chitlin Circuit.

    Cheers,

    Doug
    Thank you so much.

    Oh, wow. I feel like such a greenhorn here really. I hope that it won't let go of me and I can share some stories of similar depth at some point. Mine are still very much on the surface. Wow... Inspiring.
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    Hey, Kyryll. I apologize for comin across like that. My passion for this stuff...can kinda take on a life of it's own and roll right over somethin lik your time in the Memphis Blues Museum. Or Legends. Or out on Beale.

    I never even been to Memphis. So thanks for your pictures and please tell us more about what you saw, learned, and what yer up to, friend.

    Cheers,

    Doug

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesHawk View Post
    Hey, Kyryll. I apologize for comin across like that. My passion for this stuff...can kinda take on a life of it's own and roll right over somethin lik your time in the Memphis Blues Museum. Or Legends. Or out on Beale.

    I never even been to Memphis. So thanks for your pictures and please tell us more about what you saw, learned, and what yer up to, friend.

    Cheers,

    Doug
    Please dont. I look for people who would tell me these things so when you do, I am just humbled and soak it all in. It's all very much something I wish I'd understand more of.
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    Hi, Kyryll, and welcome back.
    I'm relatively new to both this forum and the blues too. Buddy Guy happened to get my attention (went to his show locally) and so I found this whole new world.

 

 

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