7:30pm to 8:45pm
Virtual The Story of the Blues Music Appreciation Class with Seth Holzman
Thursdays, 7:30pm - 8:45pm ET, January 19th - March 9th, 2023
The Story of the Blues is a journey back to the roots of the Blues in West Africa and Europe and its emergence in the American South, where African Americans created a unique musical form that has influenced all forms of American music, including Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Rock 'n' Roll, Country, Boogie Woogie and even Classical Music.
We will listen to and discuss recordings of artists who illustrate the earliest forms of the Blues as well as the more recent forms, including the likes of Charlie Patton, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Robert Johnson, Blind Blake, Blind Boy Fuller, T-Bone Walker, Slim Harpo, B.B. King and John Coltrane. We'll touch on Delta Blues, Piedmont Blues, Chicago Blues, Jump Blues, Blues Rock and Jazz Blues.
Classes will take place over Zoom, a free video-conferencing app!