Guitar: Roots and Blues Fingerstyle Basics

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Guitar: Roots and Blues Fingerstyle Basics

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

- $50.00

Instructor, Steve James leads this hands-on session will be devoted to a couple of the old three-chord, six-note guitar pieces that are the cornerstone for all blues (and country) guitar styles that followed. Beginners with some basic chord knowledge and more experienced players would like to add a little bounce and a few blue notes are welcome. Some basic chord knowledge is helpful.

*We require all individuals over the age of two to wear appropriate masks in the classroom while participating in a workshop or event.

Join us after the workshop for a musical presentation from Steve James at the L&N Depot, just around the corner from Olive’s Porch.

Blues and Folk Songs from North Carolina
The grassroots musical history of the state is peopled by icons as diverse as Charlie Poole, Etta Baker, Bascom Lamar Lunsford and Tar Heel Slim.  Steve will perform a song from and tell a story about each of these down-home legends. The presentation will be followed by questions from the audience.

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. -Open to the Public
*This event takes place at the L&N Depot in Downtown Murphy, NC, at 4 Railroad St.

About Steve James:
Steve James is known throughout the world of folk music and blues for his energetic live sets and an instrumental, singing and songwriting style informed by the American roots music that has been his internal soundtrack since childhood. In addition to his extensive live and recorded musical output, he has authored four books, created video instruction programs and taught live at scores of music camps and workshops.

Details

Date:
August 6
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost:
$50.00
Music Style:
Event Type:
Workshop / Class / Demonstration
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Venue

Olive’s Porch: A Folk School Experience
7 Peachtree Street
Murphy, 28906 United States
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Phone:
(828) 837-1885
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Phone
https://olivesporch.org
Email
olivesporch@folkschool.org

Details

Date:
August 6
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost:
$50.00
Music Style:
Event Type:
Workshop / Class / Demonstration
Visit Website

Venue

Olive’s Porch: A Folk School Experience
7 Peachtree Street
Murphy, 28906 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
(828) 837-1885
View Venue Website

Other

Phone
https://olivesporch.org
Email
olivesporch@folkschool.org