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Talking About Songwriting: “Trouble-Makin’ Woman”

In yet another installment of my occasional “Talking About Songwriting” blog, let’s take a look at “Trouble-Makin’ Woman,” another track from our recently-released CD, “I Heard You Twice the First Time.” Everybody knows one: The irrepressible flirt. They come in all shapes, sizes… and genders. Generally speaking, a person flirts to gauge the interest of […]

MojoGypsy’s Favorite Acoustic Blues, Vol 1

Here, in no particular order, is a list of 15 of my favorite acoustic blues recordings, spanning many styles and eras… Hope you enjoy them! Geoff Muldaur – Got to Find Blind Lemon, Part 1 – The Secret Handshake Paul Butterfield’s Better Days – Nobody’s Fault But Mine – Better Days Reverend Gary Davis – […]

My Favorite “Live” Blues Recordings, Vol 1

In keeping with my recent batch of Top 10 Lists, here is – in no particular order – a compilation of some of my favorite “live” blues recordings, featuring artists whose work has influenced me over the years. Hope you enjoy it! Muddy Waters – Standin’ Round Cryin’ – Fathers and Sons Bonnie Raitt – […]

Mojo Gypsy’s Top 10 Guitar Solos of Ever

OK, here’s another Spotify playlist. This time, it’s my Top 10 Guitar Solos of Ever, in no particular order. Hope you like them! Paul Butterfield Blues Band – “Where Did My Baby Go” – Buzzy Feiten, guitar Maria Muldaur – “Midnight at the Oasis” – Amos Garrett, guitar Little Charlie and the Nightcats – “Percolatin’” […]

Talking About Songwriting: What’s Wrong

In yet another installment of my occasional “Talking About Songwriting” blog, let’s take a look at “What’s Wrong,” another track from our recently-released CD, “I Heard You Twice the First Time.” The basis for “What’s Wrong” came to me while I was in the shower. I typically wake up most days with an “earworm;” a […]

My Top 10 Blues Songs of Ever…

Boy, this one was a tough one… I sat down to put together a list of the songs that first got me into the blues, along with the ones that have had the most impact on my development as a musician. I really wanted to narrow it down to 10. And as you might imagine, […]

Talking About Songwriting: Dallas

In another installment of my occasional “Talking About Songwriting” blog, let’s look at “Dallas,” another track from our recently-released CD, “I Heard You Twice the First Time. Back in the late 80s, I was a marketer for a corporation that manufactured – among other things – a line of high-end, fine dinnerware and giftware. As a […]

Talking about Songwriting

Songs, and music in general, are curious things. Unlike pretty much any other art form, songs can infect you in a way that a book, or film, or painting can not. Ever wake up with an “ear worm?” You know, that song that is already spinning around in your head when you wake up in […]

Hit the annual Grammy members party in Philly last night, with our recording engineer, Bobby Dreher… What a feeling walking into the room and hearing the DJ playing a track off of the new Mojo Gypsies CD, “I Heard You Twice the First Time”…! Surreal, to say the least. Here’s a shot of Dave Orban […]