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Little White Kid Blows Everyone Away Singing the Blues with Talent On Loan From God

New Orleans has been called the home of the blues although it really did not originate here as it was born in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. It’s a black musical idiom from Africa tempered in the heat and challenges of living in the South. But it grew up in New Orleans and was incorporated into Jazz. In fact without the blues there really would be no Jazz. That’s what I think anyway.

Little White Kid Blows Everyone Away Singing the Blues with Talent On Loan From God

This kid has an awesome voice. Notice the shocked expression on the guy behind the counter.

This kid has an awesome voice. Notice the shocked expression on the guy behind the counter.

Blues singers come in all shapes and sizes,and colors, and this kid, this little white kid in a guitar shop blows everyone away with his blues singing. Where does that come from, how does that happen? Did his parents listen to the blues in utero? What?

Anyway, be prepared to be blown away. Gave me goosebumps just listening to it. This kid has a fully developed blues singing voice, heck, what am I talking about. He’s got a great voice all around. That is talent on loan from God.

I don’t know where this video was taken, what city or part of the country. Just goes to show that in the US blues is a universal language and it has infused every bit of our popular music.

In fact, without the blues there would be no popular music, or at least there would be but it would be kinda boring. There’s be no rock and roll, no rock or bluegrass or country music. The Blues is the base of it all. And this kid’s got it. Wow.

 

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