The Ragtime Blues was a popular guitar style in the Southeast during the 1920s and 1930s. Influenced by ragtime piano, folk music, and popular songs of the day, this style featured syncopated rhythms, quick tempos, bouncy melodies, and humorous lyrics.

Tin Pan Alley is the name given to the collection of New York City music publishers and songwriters who dominated popular music in the US in the early 20th century. From the early 1920s through the late 1940s the name Tin Pan Alley was synonymous with American popular music in general. Today it represents some of the most beloved popular songs ever written.

I enjoy performing Tin Pan Alley songs in the Ragtime Blues tradition for many groups including seniors clubs, civics organizations, and libraries.