Paul Rishell and Annie Raines will teach this class together.

Like Eli Whitney’s cotton gin, the blues ensemble sound is made up of small parts that work integrally. Learn how to listen to your fellow musicians while accompanying them, and discover ways for making songs by Chicago and Swamp blues greats come to life in an ensemble setting. This course will be guitar-centric with an emphasis on harmonica and/or mandolin accompaniment. Some experience playing your instrument of choice will be helpful.