On January 24th in 1848, James Marshall triggered the California Gold Rush when he uncovered a handful of shiny pebbles while building a lumber mill in Coloma, California. Subsequently, hundreds of thousands of people, from all over the globe, suffered great hardship to make their way by land and sea to seek their own fortunes. We guitarists are miners in our own rights. We work hard and dig deep to discover even the smallest grains of knowledge. But today you’ll want to record the date and put a big X on the map because today you’ve discovered the mother of mother lodes inside a different kind of factory – Corey Congilio’s Texas Blues Rhythm Factory. Grab your guitar and step inside the factory; you’ll find yourself in good company — Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lightin’ Hopkins, Doyle Bramhall II, Jimmie Vaughan, Albert Collins, Freddie King, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Billy Gibbons, Chris Duarte, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown and many other giants of Texas Blues guitar have inspired the rhythm guitar treasures found within.