Workshops

Blues Music

This workshop/concert takes us back to the beginning of the blues -- just voice for singing and hands for clapping. Moving through the early banjo blues music of the late 1800's, to the cotton picking blues of the 20th century, slide blues, twelve bar, urban style and the folk blues of the 60's. The music of Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, E. Cotton Blues music is a base for understanding the development of North American musical styles the metaphors speaks of a realities of everyday life. 45-90min.