What is blues rock?

Blues Rock

Blues rock is a musical genre combining bluesy improvisations over the twelve-bar blues and extended boogie jams with rock and roll styles. The core of the blues rock sound is created by the electric guitar, piano, bass guitar and drum kit, with the electric guitar usually amplified through a tube guitar amplifier, giving it an overdriven character.

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List Of Blues Rock Performers - 2010s
... The Border Surrender blues rock, Americana, folk, (from the UK) Jack White Gary Clark, Jr ... Saint Lu female blues rock singer from Austria Wolf Mail The Reformation blues rock, progressive rock, jazz funk (from the US) Triggerfinger Hard rock, blues rock (from Antwerp, BE) Kill It Kid blues ...
Spoonful - Cream Versions
... Ballroom, San Francisco March 10, 1968 1st show Genre Blues rock, acid rock Length 1648 Label Polydor Atco Writer Willie Dixon Producer Felix ... Studio version from Fresh Cream The British blues-rock band Cream recorded "Spoonful" for their 1966 UK debut album, Fresh Cream ... it in concert and the song evolved beyond the blues-rock form of the 1966 recording into a vehicle for extended improvised soloing influenced by the sixties San Francisco music scene ...
1960s In Music - The U.S. and North America - Rock - Blues-rock
... The American blues-rock had been pioneered in the early 1960s by guitarist Lonnie Mack, but the genre began to take off in the mid-60s as acts followed developed a sound ... Blues-rock bands like Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd and eventually ZZ Top from the southern states, incorporated country elements into their style to produce distinctive Southern rock ...
Blues Rock - History
... While rock and blues have historically always been closely linked, and electric guitar techniques such as distortion and power chords were already used by ... Lonnie Mack debuted an idiosyncratic, fast-paced electric blues guitar style which confounded his contemporaries, but which later came to be identified with ... His instrumentals from that period were recognizable as blues or R B tunes, but he relied heavily upon fast-picking techniques derived from traditional American ...
List Of Blues Rock Performers
... Blues rock is a hybrid musical genre which developed in the 1960s, which combines elements of blues music—twelve-bar blues, extended boogie jams and a heavy, riff-oriented sound and feel—with the loud ... Blues rock bands often emphasize lead guitar solos and blues-style improvisation ... Groups that incorporate substantial blues rock elements into their music often blend the style with other related rock or blues styles ...

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