Thursday, April 14, 2011

White Blues

tonight I'm listening to
white blues
young white lads
slamming out blues chords
with hard hurting rhythyms
that can somehow
land on the same vien
as those old sharecropper tunes
I once dismissed these acts
I'm a purist
but every once in a while
we can find Muddy's fingers
or Mr. Johnson's wail and moan
and yes
sometimes even Little Walter's throat
and thinking this
I stop
and I have to smile
I've been a blues man myself

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