The purpose of this blog is to provide you with a short blues lesson once a week. The content varies, some weeks you might learn a lead riff, the next week accompaniment or a turnaround. Most of the material will come from the earlier electric blues artists, and occasionally some finger style blues from the early 20th century.

Joe Beullens has been a staple of Kansas City’s music scene since the early 2000’s. He has played with and opened for artists such as Chris Duarte, Eric Gales, The Neville Brothers John Mayall, Robert Cray, Ever Green, Ryan Hunt, and Double Trouble. Currently Joe plays with The Jakobins and does solo gigs.

Brendan Bondurant started out playing rock and blues, but in his late teens opted for a change of piece and began studying classical guitar with Douglas Niedt at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. After college, he began studying flamenco and jazz, and slowly worked his way back to blues by way of Mississippi John Hurt, Robert Johnson, and Big Bill Broonzy. He has a thriving teaching studio in Denver and performs around the United States.