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Take Part In The Thanksgiving Ballad Community Jam
11/09/18

This year for Thanksgiving, we're going to try something new. Instead of me doing some kind of course or performance, it's your turn. I'll provide the track, you record a video, and I'll create a compilation video using as many…

The Top 5 SRV Performances Of “Tightrope”
10/17/18

When I was in college trying to learn as much SRV material as possible, bootleg recordings were hard to come by. You had to know a guy who knew a guy, or pay top dollar at an independent music store…

The New TXBA Stage
10/05/18

Here's a behind the scenes look at the new stage I built in the TXBA Barn.

The New Free Lesson Friday Section
09/24/18

Several weeks ago I published a major update to how Free Lesson Friday videos were organized. Here's an overview of how the new features work.

TXBA Power Lines Strings Are Back In Stock
09/19/18

Last year I needed some strings, but nobody made them in the exact gauges I liked. So I went out and had some custom TXBA branded string sets made.

Texas Shuffle Theme Recap
09/17/18

Over the past few months I've been focusing on a style of blues called Texas Shuffle, with Pride And Joy as the focus. During that time I produced a series of courses and free lessons all based on that **Texas…

But What About My StevieSnacks Orders?
06/14/18

Since announcing that customers can now watch their purchased courses online using the TXBA Pro Player, I've gotten more than a few folks asking me "what about my old StevieSnacks purchases?"

Nobody Likes Having To Download Courses, Now You Don’t Have To
06/10/18

Starting today, when you purchase a course from TXBA, you can watch it online using the TXBA Pro Player - forever. You'll still have the ability to download your purchased courses, but now, any course you've purchased will be available…

Jimmie Vaughan Tells The Story About Stevie Meeting Albert King
05/15/18

I've read this story from several sources over the years, but this has to be my favorite. As part of The Bullock Texas State History Museum's Texas Story Project, Jimmie Vaughan told the story of how a young Stevie Ray…

InTheBlues YouTuber Guitar Summit #4
05/15/18

Last Friday I was invited to join Shane Diiorio (who runs the InTheBlues channel on YouTube) to join a livestream with several other YT'ers who are popular in the guitars & gear space.

New Comments, Questions & Answers Feature For the TXBA Pro Player
05/03/18

Today the TXBA Locals program gets a little bit more "community" focused. Up until this point, members studied by themselves, alone with whatever course they were working on.

Boogie Blues Theme Recap
04/16/18

Over the past 6-8 weeks I've been producing courses related to a central theme: Boogie Blues. This wasn't by accident, it's part of a plan that I've come up with for this year. I'll be covering several "themes" this year,…

The TXBA Thanksgiving Ballad Tradition: 2009-2017
11/23/17

On Friday July 31st, 2009, I walked away from a 10-year career as a software engineer to run StevieSnacks (the predecessor to TXBA) as my full-time job. Walking out of the building that last day was one of the strangest…

The Perfect Gift: TXBA Membership Vouchers
11/22/17

Every holiday season, confused dads, moms, wives, husbands, brothers, sisters, girlfriends and boyfriends come to TXBA shopping for the guitar player in their life, with only a vague idea of what to shop for.

TXBA 10 Year Trivia Winners
11/13/17

Thanks to everyone who participated in the TXBA 10 Year Anniversary Trivia contest. The answers came in faster than I expected, and almost all the prizes were claimed. Here's a video summarizing who the winners were, and also the answers…

TXBA 10 Year Anniversary Trivia
10/23/17

Everything you need to know about the 10th anniversary of this strange internet guitar journey is in this video, including details about how to play TXBA 10 Year Trivia.

Big Update to the TXBA Pro Player
10/17/17

Today I'm announcing a big update to the TXBA Pro Player for members of our Locals program. I've been working on this for several weeks and it is the best work I've ever done. Today's update brings two major new…

Texas Flood Performance - For Texas Flooding
09/02/17

Last week, Houston TX was buried under enough rain to fill the Houston Astrodome 85,000 times, an estimated 27 trillion gallons. Most of you know that I'm not actually from Texas, I try to stay nice and cool up in…

TXBA Live: Facebook 08/04/17
08/05/17

An afternoon livestream and chat with the TXBA Facebook crowd. Some good questions addressed in here.

Looking For Video Testimonials for Texas Blues Speed Workshop
07/25/17

If you're a member of TXBA Locals, or someone who's purchased Texas Blues Speed Workshop, I'm interested in getting a video testimonial from you for use on Texas Blues Alley.