Delta Blues & Beyond (1pm)
Saturday, September 26, 2015, 1:00 pm (doors open at 12:00 pm)

a journey through early blues traditions with Pete Madsen

$5 adv / $7 door

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September 26 1:00 pm

Local guitarist, teacher, writer, and performer Pete Madsen takes the audience on a trip to “the land where blues began,” presenting the music of Delta musicians like Robert Johnson and Charlie Patton, as well as Piedmont-style players like Blind Blake. Pete uses old photographs and recordings as well as his own expert playing to demonstrate the intricate fingerpicking style and bottleneck slide technique of these early pioneers who have influenced generations of musicians. He’ll provide a vivid overview of early blues and take questions from the audience.
Pete has written for Acoustic Guitar and Play Guitar magazines, and is the author of FretMaster: Slide Guitar and the Fretmaster: Funk Book, as well as A Guide to Acoustic Blues Guitar and the soon to be published The CAGED System for Guitar. When he’s not teaching guitar classes at the Freight, he plays occasional solo gigs in the blues and folk vein, and also plays rock and roll with the Bungee Jumping Cows.



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