For many years Ernie Hawkins has been playing concerts, clubs, blues and folk festivals, workshops, colleges, museums, parties, fist fights and millennium celebrations in the United States, Canada, Japan and Europe and at every stop in the road from A Prairie Home Companion to Antone's to the Madrid Jazz Festival. He has played with blues greats such as Son House, Mance Lipscomb, Fred McDowell, Jim Brewer, Rev. Gary Davis and many others.
Ernie has been featured in SingOut!, Fingerstyle Guitar, Dirty Linen, Acoustic Guitar, Blues Revue and Vintage Guitar magazines. He has appeared on "A Prairie Home Companion", "Mountain Stage" , "Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour" and XM radio. Ernie appears on Maria Muldaur's Grammy and Handy nominated and Indie Award winning album "Richland Woman Blues" and was the guitarist for the national support tour.
In this second DVD lesson, Ernie Hawkins continues his study of Mance Lipscomb’s monotonic bass guitar style and techniques. Ernie highlights the ever popular Spoonful, two ragtime instrumentals in the key of G and A and an extended blues in the key of G.
Titles include: Spoonful, G Rag, A Rag and Blues In G
66 minutes • Level 3 • Detailed tab/music PDF file on the DVD
Review: I bought volume two of Ernie Hawkins instruction for Mance quite a while back now and later bought volume one. Of the two, volume one is probably my pick but this second is good also. All songs allow for building variations into them, so respecting the original but creating your own effect or “continuing the folk process” as Hawkins himself observed when referring to one of his great renditions on The Artistry Of Ernie Hawkins DVD. Hawkins teaches well on this volume 2 of Mance and a bonus is some good footage of Lipscomb in concert from the 1960s. – Ken/Amazon Customer Review