The River Music Experience (RME) and Mississippi Valley Blues Society will again co-sponsor the WINTER BLUES sessions, with workshops and rehearsals on Mon., Dec. 30, 31, 2013 and Jan. 2, 3, 2014, concluding with a blues jam in the Redstone Room on Sat., Jan. 4. WINTER BLUES will again feature vocal and instrumental (guitar, bass, harmonica, keyboards and drums) workshops, as well as concentration on blues composition and improvisation.
These sessions are open to musicians from 8-18 yrs. of age, and will be lead by Ellis Kell & Bret Dale of RME and Hal Reed of the Mississippi Valley Blues Society, and will feature other veteran blues musicians from the region as special guests for these workshop sessions. The focus will be on sharpening one's individual skills and expressing oneself through the blues roots form - by learning how to improvise, and also through the composition of original blues lyrics and music.
WINTER BLUES will consist of four ½ day sessions, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Sessions will be held from 1-5 pm on site at River Music Experience in the RME Performance Hall, the Redstone Room and on the RME Community Stage. WINTER BLUES concludes with a special Blues Jam event in the Redstone Room on Saturday, Jan. 4th starting at noon.
The cost is $150 per participant, with payment in full due with completed registration form by no later than Dec. 15th, 2013. (We will make a determination at that time whether or not we have sufficient interest to proceed with this workshop series.)
To register for WINTER BLUES at RME, email:
- or phone at 563-326-1333, ext. 113. Payment may be made via cash, check or credit card (MC/VISA), or you can now register online at www.rivermusicexperience.org via credit card/PayPal.