Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ted Drozdowski to perform - AND TEACH - the diddly bow at Tall City Blues Fest

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 ...

Midland College, in partnership with 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.

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.

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