There are tons of books & YouTube teachers ready to teach you how to play blues on piano or guitar. But where would you play it if you could?

Update: The number of 'blues' oriented venues (bars) in a major metro area where one might get a gig can be counted on 2 fingers if you look around hard enough. And even those might be 'open mic' joints where you won't be paid anything, even if people in the audience who didn't buy a ticket or pay a... show more The number of 'blues' oriented venues (bars) in a major metro area where one might get a gig can be counted on 2 fingers if you look around hard enough. And even those might be 'open mic' joints where you won't be paid anything, even if people in the audience who didn't buy a ticket or pay a cover charge liked your music. Read about the blues and it's heyday was first half of the 20th century. B.B. King was pretty much the last well known blues artist, and he was rarely on TV after that.
Update 2: Jazz clubs? Also few and far between. There's rock and country and that's about it for live performances. Even rock isn't what it used to be, but there will always be people ready to dance to live music at the honky tonk. Large cities will have restaurants with musical acts playing cover and/or original... show more Jazz clubs? Also few and far between. There's rock and country and that's about it for live performances. Even rock isn't what it used to be, but there will always be people ready to dance to live music at the honky tonk. Large cities will have restaurants with musical acts playing cover and/or original songs, but not the blues. Why would anyone want to learn the blues? So they can play their friends piano if they get invited to a party once in a blue moon? Practice for years for that? No way!
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