Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
Bob Walsh, one of Canada's preeminent blues men, teaches us that you don't need to live south of the Mason-Dixon line to ...
sing the blues.
Tags:An Interview with Blues Man Bob Walsh,american music,blues singer,canada music singers,watchmojo,bob walsh,buck owens,country music
Grab video code:
Rebecca Brayton: With a career spending over three decades, Bob Walsh serves as a bridge between the St. Lawrence and the Mississippi Rivers. Hi! I’m Rebecca Brayton and welcome to watchmojo.com and today, we’re speaking with this Bluesman.
So, when did you begin getting interested in playing music?
Bob Walsh: Apparently, when I was born, I screened out quite a lot and that was my first blues numbers. Many years later, there’s an opportunity to get free beer in the bar, so I used to bring my guitar from time to time and next thing you know, they were hiring me.
Rebecca Brayton: Who were and are your biggest influences?
Bob Walsh: Back in those days, I guess just prior to the Beatles and the Beatles themselves, playing country music I guess—and things like that, it’s what we use to play when we were kids.
Rebecca Brayton: What do you call the blues?
Bob Walsh: As everybody knows, the blues are byproduct of slavery and what happened down south and that’s where the blues came from.
I always had it, my ear turned a little more so when I heard Ray Charles and Lewis Armstrong and things like that and for some reason that appealed to me way more than whatever else, whether it be Frank Sinatra or whatever else was popular in those days.
Rebecca Brayton: What other styles of music are influenced by blues?
Bob Walsh: Well, basically rock and roll is all from there. Take the beginnings of the people like the Rolling Stones and—. Their first songs, there’s always a tangy Robert Johnson or some of the old. They went and got their songs basically from old blues players.
Rebecca Brayton: Do you lend any greetings to the idea that to sing the blues, you have to miserable?
Bob Walsh: You have to be miserable? No. But having understanding it for sure because otherwise, it’s just like anything else, it will just fly by you it. The minute your hit on the asset, your birth is reason enough to have the blues because you’re in that comfortable place which was your mother’s womb and the minute they take you out of there, it’s revolt from that time on. What the blues transpires is the message is not being well off with the surroundings or whatever mess you’ve got in yourself into basically.