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Big Bill Broonzy and his magical thumb

Big Bill Broonzy (or Lee Conley Bradley) was one of Frank Broonzy (Bradley) and Mittie Belcher’s 17 children. Why he’s not Big Bill Bradley I do not know (too short for the NBA?). In any case, he’s one of the masters of the blues who shows us all how to play classic finger-picking blues like it’s meant to be played.

Speaking of the blues, no copies of Occasional Soulmates were sold this week. If you know someone who might like it, do me a favor and point them toward this link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NKO0B2A. Better yet, buy ’em the paperback and send it as a gift to beat the blues.

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2 comments on “Big Bill Broonzy and his magical thumb

  1. ericjbaker
    October 4, 2014

    Damn, these guys with the thumb strumming. Blows me doors off. I should take up the ukulele instead, to suit my small hands.

    Try setting up a signing at an indie bookstore somewhere, perhaps. I’m pitiful at self-marketing, so you’d best not listen to anything I have to say on the subject, but there’s so much out there in terms of self-published novels, simply telling people about it and showing them the cover isn’t enough. perhaps you need to sell Kevin Brennan – The Brand first and then the book sales will follow.

    • Kevin Brennan
      October 4, 2014

      Easier said than done, I’m afraid. Bookstores around here are strangely hostile to self-publishers. And I know from doing readings in the past that sales are usually negligible (unless you’re a known quantity).

      Ah well. Carrying on…

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