Bluesaustausch Omnibus 7.3. 2020

Wunderbarer Abend gestern im Omnibus!

Jochen Volpert Band

Eddie Kold/ Doc Watson blues (+) Bluesfreunde Würzburg 🙂

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Erinnerung: Samstag, 7.3. 2020 ab 21 Uhr Bluesaustausch im Würzburger Omnibus

Der Bluesaustausch geht in die 3. Runde. Die Bluesfreunde Würzburg um Jochen Volpert haben hierzu den hervorragenden Bluesgitarristen “Eddie Kold” und die ausdrucksvolle Bluesstimme von “Larry Doc Watkins” eingeladen.
Es bleibt zu hoffen, das nicht die “Blueskonserven” zu Ende gehen

Die Bluesfreunde Würzburg sind:
Carola Thieme – voc
Johannes Böhm – bass
Ernst Luksch – drums
Jochen Volpert – git

….nicht vergessen….Samstag!

Wishbone Ash “Coat Of Arms” – a short review by cmartin

New CD of the twin guitar band.

After “Blue Horizon” from 2014, Wishbone Ash has recorded “Coat of Arms”, a full studio album in 2019. This gem was published today, February 28th 2020. The new line up only did a live record in 2018: “Live in Sacramento” .

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In 2019 the band was celebrating 50 Years Wishbone Ash.

Wishbone Ash “Coat Of Arms”

Line up

Andy Powell: Vocals, guitar, mandolin

Mark Abrahams: Guitars

Bob Skeat: Bass

Joe Crabtree: Drums

Additional musicians

Tom Greenwood: Organ

Ted Lynch: Percussion

Horn section: Hugh Davis, Carol Javis, Tom Greenwood

Michael Laval: Bass

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We Stand As One

Great tune, typical WA. Rocking.

Coat of Arms

Midtempo tune with a rocking riff. Wonderful twin guitar lines.

Empty Man

Driving folk song and all of a sudden hard riffing and then reggae, Caribbean rhythm guitar and sweeping guitar sounds. Wishbone Ash twin sounds. Great acoustic guitar solo lead out.


Pretty smooth song, very melodic, soulful vocals by Andy Powell, at the end sort of reggae feeling.


Stomping tune with Southern feeling, great guitar sounds.

It´s Only You I See

More quiet song with chorus and delay effects on guitars, typical Wishbone Ash riffing @ 2:42 and parallel beautiful melodies.

Too Cool For AC

Very nice Southern like twin guitars

Back In The Day

Rocking rhythm chords, driving drum beat reminds me on British beat bands??!?!?

Déjà vu

Sentimental balladesque song, great harmonies, a bit of middle age flair

When The Love Is Shared

Main riff reminds me on Camel´s Lunar Sea, rocking riff

Personal Halloween

Great guitar riff, blues feeling, with horn arrangement

Great cd. Wishbone Ash is what you get here. WA´s rhythm section is superb. Varying music. Typical Ash guitar . Sweet sounding axes!!! Nice cd booklet with all the lyrics

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The band is amazing. Mark Abrahams, member since 2017, is a great addition and a fountain of youth for Wishbone Ash.

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Monthly Guitar: March 2020 Squier Telecaster Classic Vibe, Butterscotch

This month guitar is a Squier Telecaster Classic Vibe in butterscotch, which I used on my Cd “Scrambled tunes” on a few tracks. and regularly playing it in blues sessions. Bought @ Great vintage look and lots of grain. Here are some photos followed by specifications:

Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster

Lots of pine grain
  • A celebration of the birth of the Tele® in the early 1950s, the Classic Vibe ‘50s Telecaster.
  • one piece pine body (German Fichte!)
  • Fender-Designed alnico single-coil pickups.
  • maple neck
  • narrow-tall frets
  • vintage-style Telecaster bridge with barrel saddles and string-through-body design.
  • 1950s-inspired headstock markings, rich-looking nickel-plated hardware
  • a slick vintage-tint gloss neck finish for an old-school vibe.

Two short clips, music by Conny Martin