Friday, July 7, 2017

MC music workshops at Tall City Blues Fest

Master Class: From Delta to Electric Blues Guitar with Guy King

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.



Master Class: From Delta to Electric Blues Guitar

Workshop Leader: Guy King

This interactive workshop will be conducted in a call-and-response format where participants will have the opportunity to learn techniques and styles that demonstrate the evolution of blues guitar over the last century as the guitar evolved from being primarily an accompaniment of rhythm to being a lead instrument in a band environment.

This hands-on workshop will start out by covering bass lines, chords and single note embellishments in the styles of Robert Johnson, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Elmore Jones, and progress through to making the guitar a lead instrument, bending notes, vibrato and emulating the human voice starting with T. Bone Walker and then hailing to Kings: B.B. & Albert.

What to Bring: An acoustic or electric guitar and small amp, along with intermediate to advanced experience. 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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