Dirt Road Blues - Country Blues Guitar Lessons on Video

"Dirt Road Blues" by Paul Rishell -

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"Playing and singing country blues guitar is no easy task. It’s just you and the box summoning up the requisite guitar parts, singing the melody and maintaining a solid groove. No drummer. No bass player - just you and your guitar. Independence, repertoire, technique, timing and endurance comprise the essential skill set for authentic fingerstyle country blues guitar. Playing and singing the material in Dirt Road Blues hones these skills like nobody’s business."

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"Paul Rishell’s Dirt Road Blues is optimized for solid intermediate to advanced players, is presented across 2 interactive video CD-ROMs (Windows and Mac compatible), features 40 full-length interactive video lessons including performances of all the songs, text overviews, standard notation and interactive Power Tab so you can "see" and "hear" the tab and notation played out at any tempo. TrueFire's video lesson player features zoom, frame advance, looping and other handy controls."

"Get a solid grip on this Delta, Piedmont and Texas blues guitar repertoire and you’ll be able to handle anything (including your own compositions) with authenticity, stellar technique and maximum groove. Head out to the porch now with Dirt Road Blues. " Featuring Annie Raines on several performances. Bonus material also available on request.


  • “Down the Dirt Road Blues” by Charley Patton
  • “Shake ‘em On Down” by Tommy McClennan
  • “Low Down Rounder” by Peg Leg Howell
  • “Sweet Jivin' Mama” by Blind Blake
  • “One Dime Blues” by Blind Lemon Jefferson
  • “Black Horse Blues” by Blind Lemon Jefferson
  • “Rag Mama Rag” by Blind Boy Fuller
  • “Custard Pie” by Blind Boy Fuller
  • “Step it up & Go” by Blind Boy Fuller
  • “Trouble Blues” by Scrapper Blackwell
  • “Hunkie Tunkie” and "Keep it Clean” by Charley Jordan
  • and four Rishell originals; “Vanessa,” “Louise,” “I’m Gonna Jump & Shout” and “Blues on a Holiday.”