Beckman: Under the Influence - the early years 1988-1990
15 songs taken from the first two albums (Let Me Down Easy and These Boots) recorded by guitarist/singer/songwriter Thad Beckman. There's plenty of funky grooves, slow blues, ballads and even a few country songs from this noted artist's early years.
Me Talking To Me
"Beckman plays an engaging blend of folk, singer-songwriter and blues music. Not everyone can pull off such a combination, but Beckman has chops, writing talent, a big personality and a bag full of true stories."
--Jim Beal, San Antonio Express-News
Blues Gone By_
"Beckman," features a potent mixture of roots blues, country and folk. And Beckman does know how to make the combination work." -- Jim Beal Jr., San Antonio Express-News
Carry Me Back
“Thad Beckman covers a fair amount of territory on Carry Me Back, taking his accomplished guitar and sincere voice and tackling tunes from bounce to blues, from Delightful Ditties to Deep Brooding Ballads. Solid stuff from a good songwriter.” -- Jay Hardwig, The Austin Chronicle
The Beckman Method (Book & CD)
The Beckman Method is designed to help you learn to accompany yourself using a droning bass while soloing. Each exercise introduces you to new ideas and feels. Once you have finished learning all ten exercises (all in the key of “E” with accompanying CD) you will have plenty of vocabulary (licks) to experiment with and to create your own solos.