September 2018 Song of the Month

Deep Elem Blues

I was called up to play a few songs with this rockin’ band in Haifa, Israel at a place called Mayaana Habira. We’d never met nor played together. Some friends of mine who’d heard me play are friends with the owner and perhaps also with members of the band. Someone talked to someone who talked to someone, and there it was. I just called the key, and we were off to the races. That’s the magic of the blues, and the beauty of music in general.

I was in the computer lab at an English Institute I was teaching at in Santiago, Chile. I got to chatting with another teacher I had just met. When I told her I played music, she said, “You should play ‘Deep Elem Blues’. I’d heard of the song, but wasn’t too familiar. Thanks, Leslie.