Clare Coughlan & Blue Morris "New House"

Puppies and guitars! Our latest video features Ringo and Rubee. Clare Coughlan has been taking guitar lessons with me for a while now. She's getting so good she's now getting paid gigs in town! It helps she's a great singer too!

In this video Clare and I perform her original song "New House" in some of the rooms of Clare's beautiful new home while our dogs get up to their usual shenanigans.

Lonestar Guitar Cover at the Airstream

A couple weeks ago I took a guitar for a few nights on Pender Island and stayed in a vintage Airstream trailer. While there we figured we would take some video of my playing around and trying out my singing chops.

So here's my acoutic guitar cover of Norah Jones' Lonestar.

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58 Instruments that Made Rolling Stone's Top 100 Songs of All Time

Thanks to Berklee for bringing this cool infographic to my attention. They've illustrated the instruments used in each and every one of the Rolling Stone top 100 songs. While a large percentage of the selection use guitar, bass, and drums (no surprise here), the 58 instruments in the graphic go beyond the expected. From the swarmandal The Beatles used in “Strawberry Fields Forever” to the castanets in The Ronettes’, “Be My Baby,” and mouth harp in The Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations,” these classic songs tap into more than the typical standby sounds.

Student video: Clay Pigeons

Just finished a new video with my guitar student David Gray. He's been taking guitar lessons with me for not that long but he's already developing some fine fingerstyle technique.

I love the intro to this song. Originally by Blaze Foley, this song was also covered by the Avett Brothers. It's called "Clay Pigeons."

Trouble In Mind guitar cover

Here's a new video with my student John Davis. Here we do our guitar cover of "Trouble In Mind" a classic slow blues from the 1920s. Recorded at my studio in East Van at Blue Morris Guitar Lessons.

Vocals and guitar - Blue Morris
Guitar - John Davis