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Celebrating 10 Years of Texas Blues Alley

StevieSnacks began as a hobby in 2007. That turned into my full-time career in 2009. But by 2013, I sensed that a change was needed. A decade ago, on April 25th, 2014, Texas Blues Alley was born.

Finding Lessons On TBXA Just Got A Lot Easier

With over 80 courses and over 300 free lessons to choose from, finding something on TXBA you want to study can be overwhelming. Today, it just got a lot easier.

Announcing Albert’s Influence: Slow Blues (2nd Edition)

After 12 years, the Influences course that started it all is getting a significant update. Released in 2011 (during the StevieSnacks era), Albert's Influence: Slow Blues was my first artist Influence course. But in the 12 years since, I've improved…

A Complete List Of Thanksgiving Ballad Resources At Texas Blues Alley

If you're in the mood to relive the Thanksgiving Ballad tradition, here's a list of every lesson and course I've done on the subject.

Announcing New Weekly Challenges For TXBA Locals Members

I'm soon going to be introducing a new type of content for Locals members. Each week I'll publish a new short-form lesson or challenge, often taken from one of my larger courses.

Blues Links Roundup For 09.01.23

New albums, new artists, and Jason Becker took blues lessons?

Blues Links Roundup for 08.21.23

Here's a collection of blues-related links from around the web. A little bit of history, and some new music from great artists.

The Return Of The Solo Matrix - Tell Me

A decade ago I completed a collection of courses called the SRV Style Solo Matrix. It was (and still is) the largest collection of SRV focused soloing courses in the world. Now, 10 years later, it's time to make it…

I’m Giving Away Free SRV Backing Tracks

I'm making backing tracks for my favorite songs, and I'm going to give them away to people who are on the TXBA Email List (and who actually open and read the emails).

Free Course Progress Tracking Documents Now Available

If you've ever purchased a course from me, or if you're a member of the TXBA Locals, you can now download free progress tracking documents for any of my soloing and rhythm courses.

Stop Telling Other Teachers About My Secret Camera Angle

I've been using the "Player's Perspective" angle for pretty much the entire 15 years that I've been doing lessons online. In this video I'll explain how I came up with it and how to get the correct tilt and rotation.…

My 2022 Mental Health Journey (And Breakthroughs)

This is one of the most personal videos I've ever made. After sharing my story about living with depression and anxiety several years ago, I've received countless comments and emails thanking me for sharing my story.

The Story Behind My First Johnny Winter Course

This video is for life long Johnny Winter fans, the people who think he gets overlooked by me, and other guitar instructors. I agree with you, and I'm trying to make it right. This is the story about how I…

Introducing TXBA Power Lines Medium and Light String Sets

Several years ago I ordered 250 sets of custom heavy gauge nickel wound guitar strings to sell at TXBA. My primary motivation was simply to have the exact string gauges that felt right to me.

I Need Locals To Test Pro Player v7.7

There are some new features coming to the Pro Player and I need some adventurous Locals to start testing these features ASAP.

Pro Player 7.6 Features: Vidami Support, Adjustable Pitch Shifting

Pro Player 7.6 (currently in beta testing) will bring some new features and improvements that make studying easier and faster, including Vidmai Pedal integration and adjustable pitch shifting for Courses.

Introducing “Mixing Blues Rhythm & Lead, Volume 1”

I'm almost done with this massive course and this video will explain everything about it, and how to get it.

Mixing Blues Rhythm & Lead: Lesson 1 Preview

For most of 2021 I've been working on a series of courses called "Mixing Blues Rhythm & Lead". The first in-depth lesson from this course is going to be rolling out soon, and in this video I'll take you on…

TXBA Tech: Why I Built This Interactive Fretboard Tool

In 2008 I made my first course and the fretboard graphics were tedious and time consuming. I've been dreaming of an easier way to create custom fretboard diagrams ever since, and now I have one.

Living With Mental Illness (My Story)

May is mental health awareness month, and this is my story of dealing with mental illness throughout my adult life, and how it almost wrecked my marriage and stole precious memories from the first few years of being a parent.…