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Orville Johnson, “Blueprint for the Blues”

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Peghead Nation Blues Guitar Instructor sings his original classic-sounding blues song.

by Scott Nygaard
September 28, 2014

“Blueprint for the Blues” may sound like a classic blues song from the 1930s, but it was actually written by Peghead Nation Blues Guitar instructor Orville Johnson, who performs it here in the Peghead Nation studio on his 1930s Gibson L-50. He also recorded it on his album of the same name, available at orvillejohnson.com. Orville’s Blues Guitar course runs the gamut of blues styles, from fingerstyle (as heard here) to bottleneck slide to blues lead guitar. Check it out here.

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