Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7:30pm
The Music Center
$5 - $14
Primary Blues: Blues 101 for Families
With a special introduction by Mercy Morgenfield,
Daughter of Muddy Waters
Go back to the well for a refreshing taste of the blues that the entire family can enjoy. America’s enduring musical genre is presented in a 45-minute, multimedia concert by alumni of Strathmore’s Artist in Residence program. These topflight musicians are ready not just to entertain but also to teach you the basics of the full-hearted, foot-tapping music we call the blues. Where did it come from, how did it evolve, and what’s it all about? You’ll get the lowdown on call and response; 12-bar blues chord progression, lyric structure, and improvisation. This music lesson brings the blues and its iconic artists to life.
Come early and witness our area’s Piedmont blues tradition live! Strathmore is proud to present the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation musicians in the Lockheed Martin Lobby prior to Shades of Blues Music Center performances. Learn more about AEBHF.
This performance is part of Strathmore’s Shades of Blues festival. Check out the full line-up.
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