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Bluesfest Workshop: Adult Workshop with Bill Sims Jr.

Saturday, October 20, 1:30-2:30 PM
Logan Center for the Arts
915 E 60th St


In this lecture-demonstration workshop with Bill Sims Jr. we will explore Country Blues from the earliest practitioners starting with Charley Patton to Chicago Blues. We will explore the prevalence of the open keys E,A,C and also the open tunings in country Blues and why it was so popular: the ease at which chords could be played allowing the player to concentrate on the real heart of the Blues: the vocals.

Bill Sims, Jr.

Born into and raised by a sharecropping family in rural Georgia, vocalist and multi- instrumentalist Bill Sims Jr. is an internationally respected master of the blues. He began playing piano at age four and by fourteen he was playing professionally in a rhythm and blues group. A Warner Bros. recording artist, Mr. Sims is also an accomplished musical director and has lent his talents to many theater and film productions in New York and the United States. His film credits include Lackawanna Blues, Miss Ruby's House, American Gangster, and the recent Cadillac Records. He was also the subject of a critically acclaimed PBS documentary, An American Love Story, in 1999. Mr Sims currently lives in NYC where he mentors a new generation of blues and roots musicians.

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Sat, Oct 20
01:30 PM
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01:30 PM

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