Continuing on the long-standing tradition of blues music is important to keeping the music alive.  We feely strongly about that, and have introduced workshops to the festival.  See below for information about the 2014 workshops.  More info coming soon on 2015 opportunities


Chris Stevens - veteran of stage and studio, Leads our Blues Workshops . He embraces the challenge of assisting those who seek to learn how to play the "Blues."

Years of playing "cover songs" and learning the signature licks of Eric Clapton, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Duane Allman, and many others help Chris demonstrate a passionate, improvisational style of lead guitar.

The 2014 Workshop will focus on electric Chicago Blues with an emphasis on Hubert Sumlin and Otis Rush. You will learn how to have fun and leave with a handout to take home.

This year Chris Stevens has Charlie Hayes, doing a Guitar Workshop and Brian Stear will also be doing a Harmonica Workshop. These 3 workshops will offered on Saturday afternoon at the Blues Tent.

Harmonica Workshop with Brian Stear

Location: The Blues Tent
Time: 2pm

Acoustic Blues Guitar Workshop with Charlie Hayes

Location: The Blues Tent
Time: 3pm

Chicago Blues Guitar Workshop with Chris Stevens

Location: The Blues Tent
Time: 5pm


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