G. J. Lingus
Cowboy Blues Guitarist
G. J. Lingus, the Cowboy Blues Guitarist, has spent years enjoying playing what he calls Cowboy Blues…Texas Blues bent into Country flavored licks while remembering Memphis Rock and Roll—Blues with a “buck and a kick”.
G. J. Lingus grew up on a ranch in the West where he used to listen to Country Music, Rock and Roll, and the music his dad played from an accordion, harmonica, guitar, and fiddle always dreaming of one day playing lead guitar.
If he ever learned to play guitar, he wanted to play with the backbone and grit he heard from some guitarists on songs that… laid it all out on the line.
In his late teens and early 20s, when he was a working cowboy on different ranches, he used to pick individual notes on his dad’s old acoustic guitar. He also purchased his first electric guitar in a pawnshop in Rapid City, South Dakota to get the feel of the Rock and Roll music he loved.
The Rhythm and Fast Talking
In his early 20s, G. J. also went to auction school in Montana to learn the art of selling only using rhythm and a singsong auction chant to communicate with buyers. This also taught him how to use the guitar as an expression to communicate using rhythm like he did as an auctioneer.
He’s got the “Cowboy Blues”
When G. J. purchased his first Telecaster, the Blues came from the guitar when he played. He could express what he was feeling through the notes. G. J. has said… What I like about Blues, and the Rock and Roll it helped develop… it’s real… whether I’m comfortable with the reality or not. You can take away the words and just listen to the music to experience the heart and soul of the matter.
He has an outlet to express the grit, backbone, and conviction he feels when he plays—Cowboy Blues… Texas Blues bent into Country flavored licks while remembering Memphis Rock and Roll—Blues with a “buck and a kick”.
A fellow guitarist said… love your style man… how you’ll suddenly break into a solid riff…
Over the years of playing—the study, experimenting, practice, and incorporating various guitar ideas along with his love for Country and Blues music styles—the Cowboy Blues Guitarist has developed a guitar style expressing Country, Blues, Rock, finger style, and slide licks and influences.
“Your guitar work is impressive… You have a good feel for blues type guitar.” – Dino C., New Mexico – Renowned Western Artist and Guitarist.
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