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The House is Rockin
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The House is Rockin
Mike Pachelli takes a look at “The House Is Rockin,” as recorded by Stevie Ray Vaughan. It appeared on his final, studio album, IN STEP, which was released in 1989. “The House Is Rockin” has been featured in a number of films, most notably in MULTIPLICITY, when Michael Keeton as his clones are fixing up his house.
The song is a radio favorite and a staple in the set list of many bar bands! Stevie explained that he and co-writer, Doyle Bramhall, were messing around with Led Zeppelin’s song “Rock and Roll” and SRV found an alternate way of ‘rockin’ it.’ Legend has it that the song title came from a 1970’s bumper sticker “If this van’s a-rockin’, don’t come knockin’.” You can be the judge on whether there’s any validity to that.

Mike plays a Gibson Nitrous Les Paul in this lesson.

Mike Pachelli
    Mike Pachelli started playing guitar as a youngster in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. His earliest influence was Wes Montgomery who Mike says, "first opened my ears to the possibilities on guitar." Pachelli studied classical guitar at YSU and then moved to New York City to study bebop with guitar luminaries Joe Pass and Pat Martino. Mike's guitar style is an amalgamation of blues, jazz, rock, and neo-classical. He has a wealth of musical experience gained thru years of night clubs, concert halls, and recording studios. He's performed all over the U.S. and Europe with some of the most eclectic jazz, blues, pop and rock musicians including Brother Jack McDuff, Albert King, Les & Larry Elgart, Michael Sembello, Crystal Gayle, Barbara Mandrell, Jeanne Mas, Phil Keaggy, Frank Stallone (to name a few) and has done classical symphony concerts touring with Ferrante and Teicher.

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Written by Doyle Bramhall and Stevie Ray Vaughan
Bughouse (ASCAP)/Bug Music (BMI)

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