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    1. Bob Evans

      Unfortunately, get permission to publish transcriptions for The Beatles music is extremely difficult to do. (It’s very different than actually recording the arrangements). So, no plans at the moment. But never say never.


    1. Bob Evans

      Hi Claude. I have a number of tabs that I am on the verge of having available here on the website. I’m hoping it will only be a couple of more weeks to finish dealing with some of the technical issues. Stay tuned.

      That Infernal Optimist is played in Drop D tuning with the capo on the 2nd fret.


  1. smassey3

    Hi Bob,
    This is Steve Massey. Thanks for the email you sent me before Winfield 2011 this year. It was most helpful. It was such a learning experience for me at Winfield 2011 at the Fingerstyle Contest. And such a great time talking with everyone. Just an amazing thing to go to let alone be a part of the contest.
    What really stuck with me was the importance of groove and staying on the defined beat , but also each melody and counter melody note, just being right in the groove and not wondering from the groove.
    This really stuck out as something I need to work on. I play pretty much my fingerstyle now with a metrodom which is helping me with this.
    Again thanks for the email regarding Winfield and I have to say I learned so much from that time there!
    I am reviewing your CD alot and listening on how well you stay in the pocket with your groove at all times. Nice

    Steve Massey

    1. Bob Evans

      Hi Steve. Congratulations on making it down to Winfield to compete. I’m glad you found it to be such a positive experience. You really do learn a lot about yourself and your own playing when you put yourself through a competition like that. It really can help to focus you on what areas you need to work on.

      And the bonus is that the festival is so much fun in itself.

      I suspect you may now have the bug to go back and do it again. Go for it! 🙂


  2. Mel

    Hi,Bob. Found you at last! Used to love your arrangements back in the Kicking Mule days . Was there ever a Dickie’s Blues No.1 – or No.3? Anyway – glad you’re still “at it” and thanks for all the listening pleasure.

    1. Bob Evans

      Hi, Mel. Thanks for tracking me down! I never cease to be amazed at the number of people that remember me playing on the old Kicking Mule albums. Thanks.

      Re Dickie’s Blues #2. Yes there was a Dickie’s Blues in the beginning. It was written by Dick Jack, the fellow who was the primary force behind the 1st Regina Folk Festival and Regina Guild of Folk Music, which is how I became involved in acoustic music over forty years ago. I remember hearing several people playing the tune at the time. I never learned that tune, but the opening riff of the first couple of bars of DB#2 is similar to how the original one started (melodically, if not rhythmically). So when I wrote DB#2 a few years later I decided to pay homage to the original.

      There’s no sequel (ie DBIII), but maybe after almost forty years it’s time for one. 🙂


  3. lhgolfer

    Hi Bob! Sat in your workshop at the CAAS convention. Love your humor. Don’t ever lose it! Great guitar playing and arrangements. Hope to see you again at CAAS maybe next year.


    1. Bob Evans

      Hey Dave. Thanks for coming to the workshop. There are so many guitarists to see at CAAS, so I really appreciate you taking the time to drop by and see me. Glad to hear you enjoyed it.

      Yup. CAAS is already on the calendar for next year.


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