Ted Drozdowski 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 Drozdowski in performance ...
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: DIDDLEY BOW BUILDING
By Ted Drozdowski
Made possible by Midland Root Beer
10-11 AM, Ages: 8+
Min: 1 Max: 6
Doubletree Parlor 1117
$15/pre-registration | $20/walk-up registration
Participants will assemble a primitive one-string diddley bow made from
a can, a piece of wood, nails and a wire. Muddy Waters, Jessie Mae
Hemphill and countless other blues greats learned to play on an
instrument like this. After constructing the instrument, which
participants will keep, they will get a lesson in playing one-string
Mississippi twang with slides provided by Rocky Mountain Slides. Strings
are furnished courtesy of GHS Strings.
What to Bring: An interest in roots 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.