What’s with the Diddley Bow?

What’s with the Diddley Bow?

You’ve heard of Bo Diddley but what’s a Diddley Bow? This is a fascinating single string instrument whose origin stems from the Ghana coast in West Africa. So if you are touring that end of the Dark Continent then you may run into the original version but here in the...
The ‘Father of Blues’ and ‘Son’

The ‘Father of Blues’ and ‘Son’

Charlie Patton affectionately deemed the “Father of Blues” was one of the most influential men on the blues music era. He earned that name because he was one of the earliest recorded bluesman and taught a group of assorted blues artists that would go on to play a big...
A Day at the Music Instrument Museum….

A Day at the Music Instrument Museum….

We have been told that the oldest human bones were found in Africa, it seems only fitting that we can hypothesize that we feel music must have had its beginning there as well. Maybe it began as crudely as the first language I mean if you are banging on rocks and trees...