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Thu July 18, 2013
Blues-ing Around with Heath Combs
Some people grow up dreaming of becoming a musician. Others actually become one. But recently, WFDD Radio camper Samantha Walker spoke with a triad man who said never saw himself as a musician, performing songs people enjoy hearing.
On a windy day in the Hearn Plaza of Wake Forest University, bearded Heath Combs settled on a wooden bench, guitar in hand. Combs is part of the Twin City Buskers a Winston-Salem band that plays blues, swing, and country music. Combs explains why he became a musician.
I got my first guitar when I was in eighth grade. It was a bass, but I didn’t play it that much. And when I got into high school, I got an electric guitar. I played a little bit then, but I was still just kinda' messing around. When I got into high school, I played a lot of punk and noisy stuff. As far as blues goes, I didn’t start that until my second year in college. I kind of fell in love with it and fell in love with the image of it.
Comb’s favorite genre of music to play is the Blues. He explains how this style of music is often misunderstood.
It seems like most people have a very narrow definition of it in their minds, but it’s really very broad and has a wide range of styles from region to region that you can be very expressive with. [There is] a wide range of emotion.
The Twin City Buskers formed in 2008. They play many different songs across the triad.
For WFDD Radio Camp, I'm Samantha Walker.