The barrelhouse style is marked by a flexible approach to materials. While the familiar boogie woogie bass figures of the standing bass and walking bass are often used, other figures like the ragtime bass and pounded chords were also used. And, unlike boogie woogie, these patterns changed frequently during the course of a piece. (score survey of patterns used in Barrelhouse Man) While boogie woogie and barrelhouse grew out of the same tradition, barrelhouse retained the sound of country blues as well as a “low down” feel.
Little Brother Montgomery
Piano Red aka Willie Perryman