Watch the Slinky online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Blues Architect

While he didn't play anything in this vein, I learned a lot about tone and touch from listening to Michael Bloomfield, particularly the Super Session record, the Electric Flag's A Long Time Coming and his solo album Between the Hard Place and the Ground. That last album includes both live and studio tracks from the late 1970s and has a loose, go-for-it spirit that makes you really wish the guy didn't disappear in 1984. Visit Michael Bloomfield online at

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