Things You Need

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"Ocean of Blues"

1.    Statesboro Blues

10.  Cakewalk Into Town

2.    Linin’ Track

11.  Driftin’ Blues

3.    Well, Well, Well

12.  How Long Blues

4.    The Sky Is Crying

13.  Need Your Love So Bad

5.    Hesitation Blues

14.  Boogie Chillun

6.    Little Red Rooster

15.  Before You Accuse Me

7.    One Kind Favor

16.  The Thrill Is Gone

8.    Big Road Blues

17.  Hoochie Coochie Man

9.    Walkin’ Blues

18.  Dust My Broom


"Sharp Shooter Blues"

1. Walkin Blues

7. Sportin’ Life Blues

2. Light Rain

8. Big Mama’s Door

3. Sharp Shooter Blues

9. NYC Blues

4. Boats Up The River

10. Fishin’ Blues

5. Honey Bee

11. Mississippi Blues

6. Carousel Rag

12. 61 Highway

Lay Down My Old Guitar--A Tribute To John Jackson

1. Lay Down My Old Guitar - Orville Johnson 10. West Coast Blues - Mary Flower
2. Too Tight Rag - Pat Donohue 11. Goin' Down To Georgia On A Horn - W.B. Reid
3. Mississippi Blues - Roy Book Binder 12. Georgia Bound - Mick Knight
4. Midnight Hour Blues - Ann Rabson 13. Come On Over To My House - Lauren Sheehan
5. Red River Blues - Thomas David Corlett 14. Bootlegger's Blues - Ragtime Rick Blaufeld
6. Don't Let Your Deal Go Down - Terry Robb 15. Boats Up The River - Thom Davis
7. So Sweet - Cephas & Wiggins 16. John Henry - Corey Harris
8. That Will Never Happen No More - Ari Eisinger 17. Just Because - Saffire, The Uppity Blues Women
9. When You Left - John Miller


THE FRONT PORCH - foot operated percussion device


There are many venues where the stage is carpeted which dampens the sound of your foot tapping. When performing, your foot tapping sound is another instrument to enhance your performance. The Front Porch solves that problem and enables your foot to be heard as if you were tapping your foot to the beat of your music while on the front porch of the old shack. In addition, it serves as a metronomic aid and footstool. The spring-loaded top helps keep you leg from tiring and getting shin splints. It can be miked or used unplugged. I use one at every performance.

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Michael Baytop using The Front Porch


The one stringed instrument known in the South as the Diddley Bow was one of the first stringed instruments used in Blues. I build them out of high-end cigar boxes and small tambourines adding ebony and bone bridges, bone nuts, modern tuning machines and "F" holes. They create an authentic old-time blues sound when used with a slide. As you can see, no two are the same.

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(Order now for a custom made Diddley Bow)

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Electronic Press Kit

Thom's EPK can be accessed at Sonicbids You can listen and download my music, check my calendar, and download promotional pictures

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Hope to hear from you soon. Have a great day!