Monday, October 26, 2009

Mad About Music Monday - Homemade Jamz Blues Band

Any guitar aficionado or Blues fan needs to hear about today's featured artist. The Homemade Jamz Blues Band from Tupelo, Mississippi is well accomplished. They've released two albums, played with B.B. King, recently had their late-night show debut and even have one of their guitars displayed at B.B. King's Blues Museum. You'd think this would be a bunch of twenty-somethings or some odd thirty year old's I'm speaking about. No no, these are teens.

Billed as the "Youngest Blues Band in America" on their website, they are siblings aged 17, 15 and 10. That's right the drummer of this band is only 10 years old, but much better than its a 10 year old girl named Taya. Oldest brother Ryan leads on guitar while middle sibling Kyle plays bass. If you couldn't tell by their names they play on homemade instruments that their father concocted for them from car mufflers.

The Jamz Band recently released their second album entitled "I Got Blues For You". It is already getting rave reviews and the band continues to gain notoriety on the Blues front. Check out their interview with PBS Late Night host Tavis Smiley for an in-depth history behind their unique guitars, their sound and their background. You wouldn't believe the talent that lies within these three young performers. There is nowhere but up for them in the world of music. Please enjoy a cut off of their first album "Pay Me No Mind" performed by today's selection, The Homemade Jamz Blues Band:

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