Bluesboy Jag & Learning To Crawl

Bluesboy Jag Bio

Bluesboy Jag Learning To Crawl

CONTACT INFO

Bill Jagitsch
PO Box 2327
North Little Rock, Ar 72115
501-837-3878

http://www.jagshouse.com/music/music.html

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Description of Jag's Music:

Bluesboy Jag & Learning To Crawl is a traditional blues band with cigar box guitars, drums, sax, bass, vocals. Bluesboy Jag: Guitars, vocals; Bluesboy Jag: Guitar, cigar box guitar, vocals; Kevin Lewis sax; Lynn Fitzgerald: Bass; Lance Womack and Keith Bracy: Drums. I also play solo and one man band style blues shows with foot drums, guitar and harmonica.

Comparisons and Influences:

We play classic style blues, country and rock and originals with period - correct instrumentation and arrangements influenced by RL Burnside, John Lee Hooker, Mississippi Fred McDowell and Son House, Muddy Waters, T Bone Walker, BB King, Willie Dixon and other classic blues artists. We also play blues influenced rock and roll such as Susan Tedeschi, Chris Stapelton, the Rolling Stones, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bonnie Raitt, The Band, The Cate Brothers, Delbert McClinton, etc.

It's been a long road to the blues. I've been a short order cook, film developer, ad salesman, phone surveyor, retail manager, purchasing agent, shipping and recieiving manager, tech support specialist, computer repairman and guitar maker.

I started out playing on a beat up Montgomery Wards Global guitar with strings to high off the fingerboard to properly play. The copper frets wore down to the point where they were non existent. I moved up to better instruments and played in the usual rock bands before getting bit by the blues bug in 1998.

This is the old stuff: Mississippi Fred McDowell, Son House, John Lee Hooker (early) and RL Burnside, up to traditional Chicago blues from the 50's and 60's. I play a lot of my own songs as well, all on my cigar box guitars which I also sell on the internet. I've played the King Biscuit Blues Festival both as a street musician and as a stage act for the past 8 years.

Prior to Learning To Crawl, 'Bluesboy Jag and the Juke Joint Zombies' were a mainstay of the local music scene for 5 years. Prior to that I was in 'VooDoo Sauce' with the Cate Brothers and Michael Burks bassist John Davies and songwriter David McKnight who penned "Tumbleweed", a hit for Coco Montoya. We were chosen to open for Pinetop Perkins at Stickyz in 2011 just two weeks before his passing.

JAG's Solo Recordings:

Blues

Rock/Experimental

Festivals:

Competitions/Awards

Venues:

Minneapolis

Austin Texas

Set List (Partial)

Past bands:

Videos of Me

Audio Recordings of Me

Bands I've Been In

I've also written and recorded music for plays, recorded in the studio for various bands, written and recorded over 50 full length CD's