Workshop Last Call, With Incidental Canine Details

Sep 03, 2019
I have told a lot of shaggy dog stories in my life, so it's undoubtedly karma that I am now 25% responsible for one of the shaggier dogs I've ever met. The Fretboard pup is now 10 months old and tipping the scales at a cool 55 avoirdupois, but a lot of that is fur. I mean, she really does weigh that much, but it looks like twice that. Don't ask me how a mountain dog feels about the Austin heat; we're told she has an insulating undercoat, which, speaking of jokes, reminds me of the one about the guy who insists the greatest invention in the world is the thermos, but that's another story for another time.

Point is, as you read this, I am likely walking this dog back from the park, and this message is just to let you know we had a high old time at this afternoon's Zoom Q&A about my upcoming Blues Chord Substitutions workshop. There are now just two spots left, and registration closes tonight, so if you'd like to learn to take familiar blues-based repertoire like "Deep River Blues," "Summertime" and "Trouble In Mind" and spin them into tasteful cathedrals of chord-based, improvised, up-the-neck righteousness, drop me a line before midnight (CST) tonight for a registration link. That's only two hours from now, which will give me just enough time to pull about fifty burrs out of somebody's belly fur, scan the back porch for raccoons and read a few pages of Edmund Crispin before dropping off to well-deserved dreams of explaining the half-diminished chord to Bill Watterson on the front porch of Damon Runyon's Maui beach house.

More soon,


P.S. To keep track of enrollment, I'm doing the registration by hand, so if you want in, just email me back and I'll send you the link to make it happen.