Free series on blues being hosted at local college
JACKSON, Tenn. — A free music program is being hosted at Jackson college.
According to a news release, the University of Memphis Lambuth will be hosting The Blues, a free Masterclass Series, focusing on aspects of the genre and giving people hands-on experiences from February 7 to April 4.
The class and instructors will be:
- 12 Bar Blues: A Basis for the American Song – February 7 – Elam McKnight
- Blues Poetry Workshop – February 14 – James Cherry
- Blues: The Mother of American Music – February 21 – Murry Young
- Blues Harmonica – March 14 – J.D. Taylor
- Vocals/Keyboard – March 21 – Kellye Cash Sheppard and Steve Cothran
- The Evolution of Blues Guitar – March 28 – Leland Porter
- Open Mic – April 4 – various performers
The release says that each class will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m in the Wilder Student Union building.
“We have an exciting lineup of classes hosted by local musicians who want nothing more than for each guest to leave with a greater appreciation of this historical genre of music,” said Lendon Noe, Director of The Blues at Lambuth: A Masterclass Series. “This series is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from some of our region’s most talented performing artists. And who knows? After the series is over, you might even be able to play a song or two!”
You can learn more about the classes by visiting BluesLambuth.com or emailing Lendon Noe at email@example.com.
Read the full news release here.
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