In his achingly beautiful arrangement of the Bob Dylan classic "Just Like a Woman" the late Richie Havens shows why he is still an important, and beloved artist. This excerpt also includes a short discussion with host Artie Traum about how Havens keeps the song fresh. Oh yes, happy 80th Birthday to Bob!
Rainer Brunn, one of our best-selling instructors, plays the old dustbowl song, "I’m Going Down the Road Feeling Bad." He gives it new life with a complex harmonic arrangement and unexpected chord variations in this excerpt from his Homespun lesson "Jewels of Acoustic Blues, Vol. 4."
Del Rey, accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Steve James, plays the Charlie Jordan classic "Keep It Clean" in this excerpt from her Homespun lesson, "Blue Uke." Del is a sensational guitarist and uke-ist as well as a dynamic performer, as you'll see .
Warren Bernhardt is a masterful pianist who has played with too many legendary artists to count. In this short performance excerpt from his Homespun lesson You Can Play Jazz Piano: Lesson 1, his stunning ornamentation of this jazz standard demonstrates his artistry.
The wondrous Etta Baker performs "Dew Drop," a sublime acoustic rag with some stunning right-hand picking. From her Homespun lesson "The Fingerpicking Blues of Etta Baker."