Joe Walsh is a songwriter, record producer, and actor. He played a leading role in these three rock bands, the James Gang, Barnstorm, and the Eagles. This is a great bit of video footage someone put together capturing just the guitar solos. Good work buddy!
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According to Wilson, “The Holy Drinker” concerns “a guy who’s very pious, very religious, preachy and self-righteous. I’m thinking of TV evangelist-types – guys who are prepared to tell people that they’re living their lives wrong and that they’re missing something because they don’t believe in God or whatever it is.” The man, who, despite criticising other people’s lifestyles, is himself an alcoholic, unwittingly challenges the Devil to a drinking competition, with disastrous consequences: “Of course, you can’t beat the Devil at a drinking competition – you can’t beat the Devil at anything – and so he loses. … He gets dragged to Hell.”
“La Grange” by ZZ Top
A guitar lesson on how to play the classic “La Grange” by ZZ top. A fairly simple riff that’s easy to play poorly! It incorporates hybrid picking and takes some work to get it tight. Billy Gibbons comes up with another timeless riff with this one.
Finger style technique is used in almost every genre and style of music, from timeless classical pieces to today’s top hits. Instead of strumming chords, pluck individual strings to “decorate” the harmony!
Joe Satriani held a free concert and workshop at Sweetwater’s Performance Theatre on March 22, 2010. Here’s a song from the concert.