Can Blues Make A Comeback?


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tatorbits
02-14-2008, 10:20 PM
I was watching the grammy awards the other night, and i noticed something. A lot of the songs featured in the show seemed to, in a way, revert back to the era of jazz and big band. With trumpets and dancers and all that good stuff. It looks like music is crossing over itself, just in a new modern form.

This got me thinking. Is there any chance that blues might make a comeback? John Mayer is already out there doing his thing, but the old generation of bluesmen are dying off (unfortunately :( ). So im hoping that a new generation of blues singers and guitarists will come up, and you know, help put blues back on the map. Pick up the pieced and make something new out of it. Maybe it wont be like the good ol' contemporary blues that we all know and love, but music evolves with time, so why should this be any different?

What do you guys think?

Dimebag22
02-14-2008, 10:22 PM
There is already a thread on this topic.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=751721

Stratmaster458
02-14-2008, 11:38 PM
dude White Stripes and Black Keys are fricken awesome blues

ze monsta
02-15-2008, 07:28 AM
Use the search bar.

But on topic, it never went away, just stopped being mainstream.

Mr.Cuddles
02-15-2008, 05:20 PM
its been around since pre-slavery thats longer than alot of music, its lasted this long so it probly won't die any time soon...
alot lot of bands are blues influenced anyways

imgooley
02-15-2008, 05:26 PM
its been around since pre-slavery thats longer than alot of music, its lasted this long so it probly won't die any time soon...
alot lot of bands are blues influenced anyways
Most if not all bands

tatorbits
02-15-2008, 07:17 PM
its been around since pre-slavery thats longer than alot of music, its lasted this long so it probly won't die any time soon...
alot lot of bands are blues influenced anyways

that's true. but it could use a lift. I mean SRV did it in the 80s, maybe it'll happen again.

Nick_
02-16-2008, 12:26 AM
Nothing comes back, ever.

Influences are rediscovered in a cyclical fashion but the world moves only forward.

ze monsta
02-16-2008, 09:05 AM
^ He's right.

linkinwayne
02-16-2008, 12:56 PM
Pure delta blues will never be mainstream, but you can hear the influence of blues lives on everywhere. White Stripes, for instance, and they're bloody mainstream too.

JMTrio134
02-17-2008, 02:15 PM
John Mayer and Derek Trucks are helping.

Skippy_McNutty
02-17-2008, 07:14 PM
If it does make a "comeback" it'll mainly be because of John Mayer.

ze monsta
02-18-2008, 02:11 PM
^ Lord help us.

Dimebag22
02-18-2008, 08:09 PM
^ Lord help us.
Watch this. (http://youtube.com/watch?v=xr2ehE2Pf-I)

And Read This. (http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/Dimebag22/blog/10231/)

EddieCraig
02-18-2008, 09:23 PM
dude White Stripes and Black Keys are fricken awesome blues
white stripes = gay
black keys = godly

imgooley
02-18-2008, 09:34 PM
white stripes = gay
black keys = godly
Black keys>All other garage rock

gopherthegreat
02-18-2008, 10:36 PM
i hope not. if blues is mainstream, it'll be a fashion statement like other genres.

ze monsta
02-19-2008, 04:02 PM
white stripes = gay
black keys = godly
A band is "gay" ??? :confused:
I take it you mean you don't like them, not they are homosexual.

Grow up.



Dimebag, it's just the perception of someone "leading" a type of music, I'd hate it to become that kinda image, which often happens it music. It makes it sound like no one else plays it, which is mental.

:peace:

imgooley
02-19-2008, 05:07 PM
I listen to a lot of Garage Rock, and most of that is blues oriented.