Matt Isbell of Tennessee is among the artists coming to Midland later this month to perform - AND to teach an MC music workshop - at this year's Tall City Blues Fest. Here's a sample of Isbell in performance, on a cigar box guitar ...
Tall City Blues Fest, presented by Mazda of Midland/Odessa, announces the line-up of educational workshops scheduled for Saturday, July 26. The educational workshops are being held in conjunction with the 2014 Festival, which will be held July 25-27. All workshops will be located inside designated rooms at the Doubletree Hotel, and 100 percent of the registration proceeds are donated to provide scholarships for KIDS' College at MC.
MAKE & PLAY: CIGAR-BOX GUITAR BUILDING
Made Possible by Wolf Energy
By Matt Isbell
2:30-3:30 PM, Ages: 8+
Doubletree Parlor 1109
Min: 1 Max: 6
$15/pre-registration | $20/walk-up registration
Participants will assemble an acoustic cigar-box guitar from
pre-prepped components the first half of the workshop and be led in a
group jam the last half with furnished bottleneck slides. Attendees will
keep both the guitar and the bottleneck slides, hand-built by
Memphis-based slide and cigar-box guitar maker, Matt Isbell. No heavy or
electric equipment will be used during the construction phase of the
What to Bring: An interest in handmade, simple instruments
Eight different workshops are included in this year’s offerings and are available to everyone - not just to Festival attendees. Most workshops are geared for adults and youth.
• CLICK HERE for detailed information about all workshops
• CLICK HERE to register online for the workshops (secure site)
Pre-registration fee for each workshop is $15; registration fee at the door is $25. Registration is available through the Midland College Community Programs Continuing Education Office at (432) 685-4518.