Tuesday, April 30, 2013

What Did You Miss This Week? (Week 310 #354)

Albert King!!!

Guitar player Albert King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this month and in his honor, much of the B1 crew stepped up to perform tunes from his archive last night. It's true he was not a harp player, but hey, we're blues lovers (!) and it was a great opportunity for the band to stretch and learn new tunes and for harp players to find things that fit in his songs. After performances, Joe urged Shoji to talk about Albert King's playing style. Shoji played examples, explaining King's extreme step and a half bending penchant and his classic ending.

It was a night of inspiring performances and musical education. Thanks to all who participated! This idea of a theme night once in a while could have traction, so be thinking about what to suggest next!

Sugar Blue In B1 Next Week!!!

Heads up! We've got Chicago harp legend Sugar Blue visiting B1 next Monday. And, you can catch him for an unplugged show Sunday evening in the Old Town Concert Hall. Catch him there then bring your questions to B1 on Monday evening. Don't miss it - and be sure to bring cash for some terrific Sugar Blue CD deals!

Class Notes
  • New sessions at Old Town started this week - register now if you haven't already!
  • Joe wants Rapid Recall feedback. If you've been using the techniques to practice, speak up and let him know how it's going.
- Grant Kessler, B1 Blues Crew