Showing posts with label guitar. Show all posts
Showing posts with label guitar. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A Moon Full Of Blues ...

“…Sometimes I wonder what I’m a-gonna do
But there ain’t no cure for the
      summertime blues …”
                   ~ “Summertime Blues”
             ~co-written & recorded by American
                  rockabilly artist Eddie Cochran
    ~ written by Eddie Cochran & Jerry Capehart
                            ~ 1958
 What’s the cure for the summertime blues? The 10th annual Blues, Brews & Barbecue in downtown Allentown, Pennsylvania June 10, 2017 … a tad before summer but a great way to kick off the season with the sounds of the blues & the taste of brews and barbecue!

I blended a street scene photo I shot at the festival of blues guitarist Albert Castiglia and his band blaring some blazing blues tunes on the PPL (Pennsylvania Power and Light Company) Plaza stage during an evening performance with a full moon I captured  August 18, 2016 in Allentown to create this image.

The drums were continually changing colors during the concert between pink, purple and blue, how cool is that!

Are there blues on the moon? I hope so!

Texture by Jai Johnson added for artistic effect.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Strummin' Into Spring ...

"... I hitchhiked all the way down to Memphis ...
Just lookin' for a place to play,
Well, I thought my pickin' would set 'em on fire,
But nobody wanted to hire a guitar man ...

So I slept in the hobo jungles, 
Roamed a thousand miles of track,
Till I found myself in Mobile Alabama
At a club they call Big Jack's,
A little four-piece band was jammin',
So I took my guitar and I sat in,
I showed 'em what a band would sound like,
With a swingin' little guitar man.
Show 'em son ...

Guess who's leadin' that five-piece band,
Well, wouldn't ya know, it's that swingin' little guitar man."     
                                ~ "Guitar Man"
                                      ~ written by Jerry Reed
                           ~ recorded by the great Elvis Presley
                                                           ~ 1967   

This guitar, mounted on the outside wall of
Guitar Villa, Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
is strummin' into spring on a sunny day in early April,
reminding me of the great Elvis Presley singing
"Guitar Man," which he recorded in 1967.    


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Groovin' ...

"Groovin' on a Sunday afternoon ...
We'll keep on spending 
sunny days this way ..."
                   ~ "Groovin'"
                                     ~ Young Rascals

This man seems to enjoy strumming his guitar
and singing on a sunny day in May at Trexler Memorial Park,
Allentown, Pennsylvania in this candid capture.