MP3 The Travelin' Bluesman - The Ballad of Gypsy Jack
Classic One Man Blues.
8 MP3 Songs
BLUES: Rockin'' Blues, BLUES: Guitar Blues
The Travelin'' Bluesman (The Ballad of Gypsy Jack) - The Travelin'' Bluesman is a one of a kind unsung blues legend who''s travels are documented on his first release on Galactic Records. The son of Bud Tyree (Tyree & CO.), The Travelin'' Bluesman began his life-long journey with the blues as young child. Under the covers of his bed along with his transistor radio, his future with the blues was set forth. As he searched the radio dial for AM 600 (WTAC - Rock), the young bluesman had what he describes as a bone chilling experience when he stumbled across " I ain''t superstitious" by Blues legend Howlin'' Wolf. From that day forward the musical destiny of The Travelin'' Bluesman was set forth. Rock and Roll also shaped his musical repertoire, and he claims influence from Rock Legends like Eric Clapton, Lynard Skynard and The Allman Bros. On the Blues side it was B.B. King, Howlin'' Wolf and many, many others he had come across on his travels. The Travelin'' Bluesman is an authentic blues artist who performs with only his Budweiser Beer Crate Amplifier which he hand crafted from a 20 watt Pignose Amplifier and his guitar. The Travelin'' Bluesman has the ability to capture the immediate attention of any crowd. A self proclaimed drifter, he is never happier than when he is drifting from place to place, playing his music and meeting new personalities which shape the landscape of his musical ideas. His first release The Ballad of Gypsy Jack is now available and paints a masterful musical tapestry for the listener. The first track on the Album is "The Ballad of Gypsy Jack", a track in which the Bluesman describes his relationship with Flint legend Gypsy Jack, a person he credits talking him out of doing something that would have ruined his life forever. The first track on the album is a dedication to his now departed friend. Later on the record, on the track "What Must I Do?", the bluesman captivates the listener with his polished voice and gently moving riff. On the final track of the record "Broken, Bent & Twisted", the Bluesman tells the tale of how he became the legend he now is, and how all of these years of drifting from place to place has shaped his sound and taken it''s toll on his body. The Travelin'' Bluesman is a true undiscovered Blues Legend. When he first arrived at Sheehan Sound Engineering it took exactly one song to realize the presence of true greatness. The Travelin'' Bluesman doesn''t put on any show, as the songs he sings and the person he is on stage is his life. Unlike other artists who have a stage show, put on a face for the gig, The Travelin'' Bluesman is only himself when he takes the stage. This authentic Blues Artist blows others off the stage equipped only with his guitar and the gifts he was instilled with at a younger age as he searched the dial of his transistor radio. The Travelin'' Bluesman has made his definitive statement on his first release, and it is safe to say, the sky is now the limit!
2004 Nation-Wide Amtrak Train Tour Currently in Progress.
The Travelin'' Bluesman embarked on his Amtrak tour of America on June 4, 2004 From the Historic Rail Depot in Durand, Michigan on his mission to bring classic one man blues back to the train routes of North America. Here is the list of Towns and Stations he will be visiting on his tour, in support of his album "The Ballad of Gypsy Jack." Chicago - June 4, Memphis - June 5 & 6, New Orleans - June 7 & 8, Los Angeles- June 9-12, San Francisco- June 13 & 14, Seattle- June 15,16 & 17, Chicago- June 18-20, Washington D.C.- June June 21-23, Boston- June 24 & 25, Buffalo NY.- June 26 & 27, Toronto Canada- June 28 & 29, Windsor Canada- June 29, Tour Concludes in Detroit - Battle Creek & Flint, Michigan on June 30.