What Is 'The blues'? Click on highlighted text for resources
So, you are only allowed to jam blues songs at Jam Nights. Why? The answer is simple, we are a Blues Club, your audience are blues fans. They are at Jam Night to hear the blues.
What is 'The blues'? This is not an easy questions to answer, but we'll try to keep it simple.
Blues music has many subgenres that vary in their instruments, vocals, and origins. Some of the most popular types of blues are delta blues, which originated in the Mississippi Delta and used slide guitar and blue notes, Chicago blues; which was electric and involved multiple instruments, and Country blues; which was interchangeable with down-home blues and often featured acoustic guitar and harmonica.
Other popular types of blues include boogie-woogie; which is piano-based, jump blues in a 'swing' style, and various twists named after the areas they originate from, Texas, West Coast, Memphis and so on.
Blues music is known for its minor chord progressions, walking bass lines, call and response, dissonant harmonies, syncopation, melisma, and flattened ‘blue’ notes.
So, it's not so hard to make sure you choose a blues 'style' for your jam performance. If you want to jam rock n roll, country music or pop hits there are many popular jam nights in Nelson to do just that.