Watch the Solo Approaches online guitar lesson by Annie Raines from Blues Harmonica Blueprint
One of my favorite Paul Rishell-isms is: "Good musicians create spaces; bad musicians fill them up." Most of the solos in this section are "space-based," drawing on the call and response dynamic so expertly laid out by the masters of Chicago and Louisiana Blues. In many cases, the call is sent out, and the space allows the listener to fill in a response or just notice how good the band sounds. Paul Rishell, Troy Gonyea, Paul Tomasello, Billy MacGillivray and Chris Rival did an amazing job helping me record the backing tracks, which are all available in extended form in TrueFire’s Jam Box.