Sat, 17 Sept|
Under the Edge Arts
Wotton Blues Festival: Workshops
Free but booking in advance is advised
Time & Location
17 Sept 2022, 13:00
Under the Edge Arts, The Chipping, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7AD, UK
Ben Hewlett: Harmonica 1 - 2pm
Ben will be teaching an easy-to-learn 12-bar blues with all of its own shuffles and licks. Please bring your own harmonica (10 hole) or you can buy one on the day at the workshop, or in advance from www.sonnyboysmusicstore.co.uk.
Steve Page: Slide Guitar 2.30 - 3.30pm
Steve’s workshops are always popular, and he’ll introduce you to the more traditional ways of playing the blues. Slide guitar is at the heart of the blues sound. This is a workshop is for “slide curious” blues guitarists!
What to bring with you: an acoustic guitar, a slide – but I will bring spares, thumb-pick (optional), a tuner (optional) and maybe some spare strings if the strings on your guitar are a bit elderly.
Tim Hughes: 120 Years of the Blues 4 - 5pm
Combining presentation and performance, Tim outlines the emergence of the blues from the Deep South, through Chicago and the British blues boom to the modern day. Covering artists as diverse as Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Blind Blake, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, BB King, Ry Cooder and many others. Including performances by Tim, using traditional bottleneck and finger-picking guitar styles. For anyone who would like to find out more about the blues that has been so influential to the development of popular music over the last century.
Advance booking is advised as there are limited places available. Please text your name and workshop(s) you are interested in to 07831 176276 or email email@example.com to secure your place.