Watch the Freddie Thrills Me online guitar lesson by Richard Van Bergen from 50 Down Home Blues Licks You MUST Know

This lick is in the style of Freddie King aka the Texas Cannonball. Freddie had a huge influence on upcoming blues guitarists in the 60's and 70's. Eric Clapton recorded King’s instrumental hit 'Hideaway' on the famous Bluesbreakers album from 1966. Freddie was famous for blowin’ everybody away with his killer tone. He played with finger-picks, which made him sound agressive and in-your-face. His Fender Quad Reverb always turned up to 10! We’re in the key of D ,one of Freddie’s favorites. This key - like C or C# - really fit Freddie’s raw, high-pitched vocals.