Recently I’ve been looking at the idea of playing a Blues version of Sunshine of Your Love the classic Cream song. I had a look around to see whether anyone had done anything musical and interesting with the tune. Amongst what I found was Eric Clapton doing an acoustic version and I thought it would be of interest to readers. He hasn’t moved too far from the original but I must say it is a lot better than what I’ve heard in the music shops for the last 40 years.
Also of Note, the new John Butler Trio album will be out next week or so, I’ll be listening to it today and doing a review in the next day or so.
Acoustic Guitar Tutorial of How to Play John Butler’s – One Way Road.
It’s played on a National guitar on his lap, it is in G Major tuning DGDGBD and he uses a slide, with a mix of strumming and harmonics. This is a fantastic tutorial, complete with lounge chair
The right hand is finger picked and at a quick glance the underlying structure of the chords is G D E5 C, in the mid section it has sort of an a Am and Bm type of sound to it, the chords aren’t necessarily all played but are implied.. There’s some great riffs in it that are built around a G pentatonic scale with a little bit of a Bluegrass texture to it.
Here’s a link to the One Way Road tutorial in a larger size video John Butler One Way Road
Also note that new John Butler Album will be out very soon.