We will study one song and two instrumentals from Jelly Roll Morton’s vast repertoire. Each tune will open up a world of chord voicings and bass counterpoint to push your hands to the limit. Tunes covered are: Sweet Substitute, Grandpa’s Spells, and Seattle Hunch. Preview here.
This lesson will be structured around three forms commonly used by country, ragtime and blues pickers. Each is introduced in a simple arrangement for beginners. Then we will add techniques and music theory concepts that can help us build a sophisticated and challenging ragtime piece in the mold of players like Blind Blake, Blind Boy Fuller, and Rev. Gary Davis. Preview here.
Excited to announce a stringband tour through California in June.
6.13 San Luis Obispo. The Milking Parlor at the historic Octagon Barn Center. 7pm. Tickets
6.14 Locke. The Pearl. 8pm. Facebook Event
6.15-16 Grass Valley. California Bluegrass Society’s Father’s Day Festival. Tickets
Heading out (mid)west this May!
Midwestern Solo Tour
5.6 Fayetteville WV. Private Event
5.11 Ghent KY. House Concert with John Harrod & Tona Barkley. 6:30pm FB Event and Address
5.12 Frankfort KY. Ama on the Creek with the Possum Queens. 7pm. Tickets
5.18 Urbana IL. Rose Bowl Tavern
5.20 St Louis MO. The Focal Point with Ethan Leinwand and Nick Pence. 8pm Tickets