B1 becomes a recording studio again next week as we wrap up this session with a Final Take recording session. We spent class time last night rehearsing for the recording, going over beginnings and endings as needed so everyone is ready. Next week will be another great night of music and recording!
- Performance students - we record next week...which means it's also time to get yourself registered for the next class session at Old Town.
Horn From the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story
Heads up! There's a documentary film running this Friday, April 15 about Paul Butterfield as part of CIMMFEST in Chicago. Details here - get your tickets.
Martin Lang - Amplified Harp Clinic
Real deal Chicago blues harp player Martin Lang dropped by B1 last night, played some killer Little Walter stuff in the Level III class and announced his upcoming May 7 Amplified Harp Clinic.
Martin will be discussing everything from embouchure to amps and even encourages you to bring your rig along. And he's got some amazing special guests - Little Addison who was Magic Sam's harp player, and singer Willie Buck who will talk about what he looks for in a harp player. AND, great BBQ!
Full details and registration info here.
Check out Joe's Rhythm & Chording class playing the Old Town School's "Song of the Session", "Drunken Sailor".
- Grant Kessler, B1 Blues Crew