The Suburban Blues Dad --Sections 1-3:
SECTION 1. Outward Appearance:
Goatee/mustache combo, always trimmed
to a neat
level. Sometimes balding and still trying to rock the long
Over 50, but can be as young as 35.
Summer: "cargo shorts
", wearing a polo shirt with an embroidered
company logo on it. Seldom tattooed.
Winter: Spotless Wilson's leather, recent tour t-shirt
, Jethro Tull, and jeans are relaxed-fit and pre-faded. Also
Seen in Brewpubs with cougar
wives the only ones
Guitars: Fender "strat
" or "tele
"--spotless '57 reissue
Any Paul Reed Smith
: Any Bass
with over 4 strings, period.
(anyone who plays this
should be shot anyway)
Amplification: Trace Eliot
, Roland Jazz Chorus
, and/or Hartke equipment.
Other Amps: All reissues.
Drums--Too many and too expensive for ability
level. If he sings "harmonies" (see below) he tends toward the headset mic.
Keyboards: Too loud and usually shitty sounds.
SECTION 3: Choice of Music:
SRV, and/or a cover of "Little Wing." Also George Thorogood. Dead giveaway signs.
OFTEN: Skynrd, and various other southern "bluesy" bands.
SELDOM: Any song
under 10 minutes.
My brother got married, had a couple of kids, moved
out to Woburn and became a Suburban Blues Dad. Now he plays once a month at some
brewpub up there.