If you could listen in on a conversation between Carlos Santana, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, and Paul Reed Smith, what do you think you might learn? While Santana and the Allman Brothers were on a recent tour, Paul Reed Smith sat down with this group of highly-respected guitarists to have a casual conversation about tone, finding your voice, and being a musician.
Follow the conversation as these three world-renowned musicians discuss their musical roots and how their individuality and tone developed with Paul. The candid conversation covers many topics, but all are of interest to any musician who is serious about their art and finding or refining their own musical “voice.”
This video is sure to top the view count for the next few days!
Last night, President Barack Obama treated the East Room of the White House to a special surprise.
The event was the filming for the upcoming PBS special “In Performance at the White House.”
The president took the stage following performances by Mick Jagger, B.B. King and Jeff Beck to thank the “White House All-Stars.” Seizing the moment, Buddy Guy asked the musically inclined Commander in Chief to join in on the final song of the night.
So here is President Barack Obama getting down with Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks and B.B. King with a (pretty good) vocal rendition of “Sweet Home Chicago”!
He first picked up the guitar in 1988 when he was only nine years old. Instead of focusing on hard rock or metal (like most aspiring guitar players who were also born during the late 70′s), Derek studied the music of blues greats like Albert, B.B. and Freddie King…
…for me. it’s more of…the human voice… you can play a lot of notes if you choose to but you really don’t have to…. -Derek Trucks