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Original Song: Slaughter Sink
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1930 posts
Mar 30, 2019
4:08 PM
Recently, at the suggestion of the band leader, I performed one of my original songs while playing in a band in which I am a side man. It is based on Ozark folklore and set in the Ozark hills, utilizing natural features as the setting.

It is not blues, but bluesy...

We had not rehearsed this recently and I was fighting the remnants of a cold as I sang, but overall I think it turned out fine for an off the cuff song at a live show.

EDIT: The video was recorded by local videographer Kristen Johns. Her YouTube and Facebook are "champaignunderground".

Doug S.

Last Edited by dougharps on Mar 30, 2019 4:24 PM
10079 posts
Mar 31, 2019
12:25 PM
Nice. I'd almost put it in bluegrass.

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First Post- May 8, 2009
1933 posts
Apr 01, 2019
7:50 AM
Thanks, Nate!

Depending on the instrumentation in the band it takes on different feels. With this group and a bluegrass mandolin player it DOES sound "bluegrassy".

I think of it as "Americana", in the modern sense of that label as applied to a lot of new, often acoustic or partially acoustic, music. I like the genre.

Doug S.
6 posts
Apr 01, 2019
8:57 AM
Nice song! Nice playing!
Jeff B
1938 posts
Apr 09, 2019
6:10 AM
Thanks, Jeff!

Doug S.
2885 posts
Apr 09, 2019
6:32 AM
"Lonely" and "Regret" are 2 descriptives that cover many genres. I've been learning this for about 10 years. Time was I was a blues snob, until I realized that other avenues reflected my history and experience equally as well. Some of my songwriting has captured those memories and emotions much like you have, Doug.

We have no video of our originals as yet.
Music and travel destroy prejudice.




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