John W. McKinstry


Location: Lee, MA
Country: US

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Things about Comin' my Way

musician/member name: Music
Duration: 00:03:39
This blues song was recorded by the Mississippi Sheiks in the early 1930’s. Some say it was written by Tampa Red. My video is based on a version by Jerry Silverman on Folkway Records.
Cindy Stammich
04/30/24 11:06:06PM @cindy-stammich:

thumbsup   John you sure have that blues thing going!  Love it!  I close my eyes and it takes me back in time.

John W. McKinstry
04/26/24 01:01:53PM @john-w-mckinstry:

Hi Dusty,  Your are right about being tuned D A C..  Somewhere along the way I picked up that ending, having heard some Jazz musicians do it. Thanks always for your insightful comments.

Dusty Turtle
04/26/24 12:39:23PM @dusty:

Nice playing, John. You show clearly how we don't need extra frets to play the blues on the dulcimer.  Am I right that you're tuned DAC? I like how you end with that 7th chord. 

This tune has the same basic melody as "Sittin' on the Top of the World" and the two even share a few lyrics.

John W. McKinstry
04/25/24 04:50:48PM @john-w-mckinstry:

Thanks Gordon.  I think the blues can be therapeutic at times. Even though this fellow had the blues, he was still optimistic.

Gordon Hardy
04/25/24 04:45:59PM @gordon-hardy:

Love them blues John! Good job! Here’s hoping that the “one of these days” in your song is a long way off.