Billy Galt and Jeff Kerr

Billy Galt is well-known in Central Illinois for his guitarmanship with the Blues Deacons; he also has spent time playing backup for Homesick James, Sonny Boy WIlliamson, Jr., Maxwell Street Jimmy and Shirley King. Playing with Jeff Kerr, the duo features a mix of blues and rock songs from the 1960s and 1970s. Continue reading

Finger Picking and More – Workshop with Blind Boy Paxton

Blind Boy PaxtonBlind Boy will show three different levels of finger picking for all comers. The first third of the workshop will be basic finger picking for beginners – “dead thumb” and “alternating bass.” The second third will be for intermediate players on learning a song – “Louise Collins” or “Crow Jane” – whatever the audience wants. If there’s time for both we’ll do both. The final third of the workshop will be for advanced players, learning the picking patterns of Blind Blake and applying them to songs.

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Blues Harmonica 101 with Brandon Bailey

Brandon BaileyJoin Brandon Bailey for this beginning/intermediate seminar that will cover basic rhythmic and melodic skills for playing blues style harmonica. Emphasis will be placed on tone, groove and developing musicianship. A key of C harmonica is required.

Saturday, November 3rd, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Community Center for the Arts

LIST OF Blind boy Paxton and Brandon Bailey’s CU FOLK AND ROOTS FESTIVAL 2012 EVENT(S)