Blues Man

Count:
64
Wall:
2
Level:
intermediate
Choreographer:
Dan Wilson & Phyllis Tom
Music:
The Blues Man - Alan Jackson
QRCODE

LEFT TOE STRUT - RIGHT TOE STRUT - LEFT KICK-BALL-BACK - RIGHT KNEE POP, LEFT KNEE POP
1-2Cross touch left toe in front of right, drop left heel to floor
3-4Cross touch right toe in front of left, drop right heel to floor
5&6Kick left forward, step ball of left beside right, step right back
7-8Rock back left and pop right knee in, recover weight onto right and pop left knee in

LEFT CROSS, SIDE, BACK - RIGHT CROSS, OUT, OUT - DRAG, ¼ TURN RIGHT, STEP RIGHT FORWARD
1-2-3Cross left in front of right, step right to right, step left back
4-5-6Cross right in front of left, step left to left, step right to right
7&8Drag/step left beside right, pivot ¼ right on ball of left, step right forward

¼ TURN LEFT - STEP-LOCK-STEP, ½ TURN RIGHT & HITCH - STEP-LOCK-STEP, DRAG IN, ¼ TURN LEFT & HITCH LEFT FOOT ACROSS RIGHT LEG WHILE MAKING ¼ TURN LEFT ON BALL OF RIGHT
1-2Stride (big step) left forward, lock/step right instep behind left heel
3&4Stride left forward, pivot ½ right on ball of left, hitch right foot across left leg
5-6Stride right forward, lock/step left instep behind right heel
7&8Stride right forward, pivot ¼ left on ball of right while dragging left beside right, transfer weight to left

RIGHT CROSS, SIDE - ½ TURN RIGHT AND CHASSE RIGHT - STEP LEFT FORWARD, ½ TURN RIGHT - RIGHT MAMBO BACK
1-2Cross right over left, step left to left side
&3&4Pivot ½ turn right on ball of left, step right to right side, step left beside right, step right to right side
5-6Step left forward, pivot ½ turn right keeping weight on left foot
7&8Rock right back, recover left, step right forward

ROCK LEFT FORWARD, RECOVER RIGHT, ¼ TURN LEFT, STEP LEFT FORWARD - ROCK, RECOVER - SHUFFLE ½ TURN RIGHT - STEP ¼ TURN RIGHT
1-2&3Rock left forward, recover right, & pivot ¼ left on ball of right, step left forward
4-5Rock right forward, recover left
6&7Shuffle ½ turn right
8Step left forward into ¼ turn right
Option for counts 6&7 above: do heel turn instead of shuffle by stepping right back, pivot ½ turn right on both heels, transferring weight forward to right foot and left toe

HINGE ½ TURN RIGHT - CROSS SHUFFLE, UNWIND ½ TURN RIGHT - SIDE RIGHT, DRAG, LEFT, CROSS ROCK, RECOVER RIGHT, LEFT BACK ROCK, RECOVER RIGHT
1On ball of left make ½ turn right stepping right to right side
2&3&Cross left over right, step right to side, cross left over right, unwind ½ right on ball of left foot
4&5-6Big step right to right side, drag left foot toward right, cross rock left over right, recover right
7-8Rock back left, recover right

LEFT FORWARD, ½ TURN RIGHT - RIGHT SIDE ROCK, RECOVER, CROSS - LEFT KICK-BALL-CROSS - LEFT SIDE ROCK, RECOVER - CROSS, STEP SIDE (FIRST 2 COUNTS OF CROSS SHUFFLE)
1&Step left forward, on ball of left make ½ turn right
2&3Rock right to right side, recover left, cross right over left
4&5Kick left to left diagonal, step ball of left beside right, cross right over left
6-7Rock left to left side, recover right
8&Cross left over right, step right to right

CROSS - MONTEREY ¾ TURN RIGHT - POINT SIDE, CROSS, HOLD - UNWIND ½ TURN RIGHT, HEEL BOUNCE, 2X
1Cross left over right
2-3Point right to right side, pivot ¾ right on ball of left drawing right beside left (weight right)
4-5-6Point left to left side, cross left over right, hold
&7&8Unwind ½ turn right while raising and lowering both heels 2 times (end weight right)

REPEAT

TAG
When using "The Blues Man" music, there is a 16 Tag after the 64 count dance has been done 3 times
MONTEREY ½ TURN LEFT 2X

1-2Point left to side, pivot ½ left on ball of right while drawing left beside right (weight left)

3-4Point right to side, step right beside left (weight right)
5-6-7-8Repeat counts 1 through 4

CHASSE LEFT, ROCK BACK, RECOVER - CHASSE RIGHT, ROCK BACK, RECOVER
1&2-3-4Step left to side, step right beside left, step left to side, rock right back, recover left
5&6-7-8Step right to side, step left beside right, step right to side, rock left back, recover right
The song "The Blues Man" is a redo of a Hank Williams Jr. song of the same name. It is performed by Alan Jackson on his "Under The Influence" CD as a tribute to Hank Williams Jr. The song is just over 7 minutes in length with the last 3 minutes being a very moving guitar instrumental. It is suggested that you fade out the song at the end of the vocal section at approximately 4 minutes 15 seconds. The dance will then end in the 6th repetition on count 32, facing the front wall

END OF DANCE
(Counts 29, 30, 31, 32)

5-6Step left forward, on ball of left make ¾ turn right
7-8Step right to right side, cross left over right
 (And hold, hold, hold)