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Recording Info Sheet:

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Title: Delta Blues Radio

Style/Series: Acoustic Blues

Format: EP

Recording Date: 2011

Release Date: Various

Track Notes (Bandcamp):

LATE NIGHTS IN THE LAB:
These were experimental recordings. For generating ideas. Not for release. After rent increases abruptly ended the Lab, I decided some of the exploratory tracks were interesting enough to share. For full effect, TURN IT UP. Don't forget to turn it back down.

TRACK NOTES:
The idea behind Delta Blues Radio was wildly idealistic. As if this music had been broadcasted by a 1930's Delta radio station, and it somehow bounced back from a time warp. A recording approach that I actually used on this "time warp ghost" version. I quickly decided one track of this was enough.

This music is not scholarly. Not even close. But it was never my intention to be authentic. Instead, it turned into a 3-way battle between trying to source from Charlie Patton's circle without copying them, trying to not sound like John Fahey, while attempting to connect my rock band background to early Delta blues.

Note. The appropriate historical hiss was provided by messing too much with my early Pro Tools LE 7 system.

Tracks:

1. Parallel Blues - 06:26
2. Concerning Charley Patton - 05:18
3. Sky River Blues 02:28
4. Relentless Slide Blues - 02:30
5. Delta Blues Radio (timewarp ghost version) - 08:10

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Instrument Tech:
Guitar: 1969/70 Martin D-18 that looks like it survived a bar fight.
Mods: Carbon fiber saddle, fat frets, ebony bridge pins
Tuning: C#G#C#F#G#C# (DADGAD a half-step down)

Player Tech:
Style: Thumb and finger picks

Credits:
Composed by PwM
Audio production by PwM
(Mea culpa)
Version: 190212
Acoustic Blues Lab Release: 1/8
Music 2011 Paul Warren Miller
Art 2015, 2022 Paul Warren Miller
license: all rights reserved

The Hardcore Studies:
This project was intended to push further into hardcore blues than
common sense would advise.

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