Tuesday, July 4, 2017

MC music workshops at Tall City Blues Fest

One-Man Band Techniques with Ben Prestage

Tall City Blues Fest is the signature summer event in downtown Midland and the best blues fest in Texas. Tall City Blues Fest 2017, presented by Downtown Midland Management District, will be held in downtown Midland July 14-16.

We are partnering with Tall City Blues Fest this year to offer music workshops in conjunction with the festival. All of the workshops will be held on Saturday, July 15, at the Doubletree Hotel, next to the festival grounds. Proceeds from the workshop registration fees will go to fund 2018 Kids’ College scholarships.

One-Man Band Techniques

Workshop Leader: Rob Prestage

Learn the secret to playing three instruments at once without the use of loop pedals, drum triggers or other electronics. Whether you are a non-musician who is simply curious about one-man-bands or a seasoned professional musician, you will walk away from this workshop with new knowledge and a better understanding of both the simplicity and complexity of making music as a one-man-band.

The workshop will start with a basic introduction to blues with live performance examples of the different playing styles then break down each instrument's role in the song. Piece by piece, the individual parts will get put back together to ultimately see how it is possible for one person to sound like three!

What to Bring: No instruments needed, but guitars, harmonicas, foot-drums, diddley bows and cigar-box guitars are welcome. Participants are also welcome to bring a recording device, such as an iPhone or iPad to record for later review.

CLICK HERE for more information, and to register

About Tall City Blues Fest

Tall City Blues Fest is the signature summer event in downtown Midland, and the best blues fest in Texas. More than just a concert, Tall City Blues Fest is a bona-fide music festival complete with an entire weekend of indoor and outdoor performances, interactive workshops, vendors and more all nestled in the heart of downtown Midland.

Tall City Blues Fest 2017 is presented by Downtown Midland Management District, an organization created to support projects that promote, preserve, maintain and enhance economic health and vitality in downtown Midland.

For more information, visit www.tallcitybluesfest.com

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