Watch the Crescent City Rhumba online guitar lesson by Jimmy Reiter from Soul Guitar Guidebook
A very typical groove from New Orleans is the rhumba, as played by piano legends such as Professor Longhair or Dr. John. I like to steal some of their licks every once in awhile and try to use them for my guitar solos. A New Orleans guitar player definitely worth checking out is a guy called Snooks Eaglin. He could play anything from blues to soul and funk, and had a very unique style. You'll hear a few of his licks in this lesson as well.
In this video, I'll break down my performance of "Crescent City Rhumba".