Lonesome Road Blues

As played by Clark Kessinger from the West Virginia region

Rag in G

From the Clark Kessinger Collection

2 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
MIDI

Source:

78rpm Record

Comments:

There really isn’t anything difficult about Kessinger’s rendition of Lonesome Road Blues other than the timing, which is rather tricky. Look out for unexpected syncopation, rests, and ties. He used a good bit of vibrato, which is denoted in the transcription by a squiggly line next to the note to be played vibrato. Kessinger didn’t play a lot of drones or double-stops, so I did not bother with creating separate full and melody-only transcriptions.


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