Rocky Athas

ROCKIN' THE BLUES AND SHARIN' THE NEWS!

Legendary Texas Blues Rock Guitarist & Songwriter 

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Happy Birthday, Sir Paul McCartney! Listen NOW!

Experiencing The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show changed my life and an entire generation of musicians were born.  Their influence was immediate and long lasting.  This recording of PAPERBACK WRITER is a tribute created by myself on guitar and bass with Walter Watson adding all the vocal tracks and drums.  I recording the track using my 1966 Epiphone casino photographed below which includes my personal collection of Beatle dolls  because I am just that kind of Beatle nerd!  Enjoy!

Most of you know that I am a Beatle collector and I went so far as to record this tribute using my 1966 Epiphone Casino for rhythm work and 1965 Gibson SG for the lead and my vintage Hofner Beatle Bass!   I had a blast recording this!  

John Lennon Birthday Tribute! Please SHARE the love!

Clearly, John Lennon was (and is) my most influential artist.  I spent my childhood mesmerized by him and my adulthood studying his artistry in song structure.  This recording is the result of deconstructing Dear Prudence with Walter Watson.   All of the tracks are performed solely by the two of us.  Walter did an amazing job on all of the vocal parts.  I handled all of the bass and guitar duties. Man....did we have a good time in the studio!   Thank you, John and Happy Birthday! 

Happy Birthday, Sir Paul McCartney!

Experiencing The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show changed my life and an entire generation of musicians were born.  Their influence was immediate and long lasting.  This recording of PAPERBACK WRITER is a tribute created by myself on guitar and bass with Walter Watson adding all the vocal tracks and drums.  Photograph includes my personal collection of Beatle dolls and 1966 Epiphone Casino.  Long live the Beatles!

Most of you know that I am a Beatle collector and I went so far as to record this tribute using my 1966 Epiphone Casino for rhythm work and 1965 Gibson SG for the lead and my vintage Hofner Beatle Bass!   I had a blast recording this!  

George Harrison Birthday Tribute! Play NOW and Enjoy!

Everybody knows how much I love The Beatles so we can't forget that today is George Harrison's birthday.  This recording of Something is a tribute created by Walter Watson and myself and we had a blast putting this together!  Please join me in celebrating and remembering the "quiet" Beatle whose lead work on this song is full of blues and emotion.  I have always been such a fan that the image of George Harrison's autograph is from my personal collection.

My Beatles Influence - Because

I saw The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show and..... I did this!  My ultra cool hairdresser mom actually let me grow my hair out.  Their influence was immediate and long lasting. This performance of BECAUSE is a tribute created by myself on guitar and Walter Watson doing ALL the vocal tracks. How the Beatles came up with such complicated chord structure was a thing of beauty and still amazes me today.

Obviously, I was very proud of learning a bar chord since I am diligently holding one in this photo with my Kingston pawn shop special!  

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