Watch the Train Licks and Triplets online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from 30 Beginner Fingerstyle Blues Licks You MUST Know

Like a lot of guitarists, I backed my way into classic country blues sounds like the train whistle lick through exposure to folk revival-era musicians like Dave Van Ronk and Roy Book Binder. Roy put this sound to great use on "Friend Like Me", from his Bookeroo! album, and Van Ronk used a modified version of it on his arrangement of "Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Morning" from his classic record Sunday Street.