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My name is Norm Fasey. I have been a musician on and off since 1976 when I played in various punk bands in London and played venues such as The Roxy, The Rock Garden etc. I have been in bands who have been the support act to such punk bands as Siouxsie and The Banshees, XTC and the Police.
Got my first guitar in 1975 at the age of 14. A nylon stringed classical guitar. This was closely followed by a Jedsen Electric and an Audition Practice amp from Woolworths. I then did my time playing the Bert Weedon way in my bedroom and annoying the neighbours.
I have always loved The Blues. To know where you are going, you need to understand where it all came from! Blues is where it all comes from. I like the old Delta blues of Mississippi Fred McDowel, Robert Johnson, Son House etc. I also love the fingerstyle players like Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James et al. More recently I like stuff like The White Stripes, Seasick Steve, Son Of Dave, Ben Prestage and The Black Keys. My earliest recollection of hearing the blues was watching the film Porgy and Bess and hearing the song Summertime and being blown away by the amount of emotion being portrayed in the song. Later on (late 60's) I discovered the early songs by The Rolling Stones and that was it! I then wanted to find out where they got their influences and discovered Muddy Waters! From there I wanted to find his roots and found myself finding delta recordings by Son House etc.
I was surfing around on YouTube looking for video tutorials on Blues Slide Guitar and came across some videos of these dudes making guitars out of old Cigar Boxes. The while DIY attitude of making your own instrument and music took me back to my days as a punk. I soon got the bug and now own four CBG's. I have an addiction but at least it is not drugs or booze. Just an addiction to sticks in boxes.
Recently I have been putting together a set of blues standards which I plan to gig with while writing my own stuff.