My classes at Boulevard Music start on Wednesday, January 13. At 7:00 is the Acoustic Blues Jam, followed at 8:00 (and some people take both) by the Electric Blues Jam.
In both groups I emphasize jamming etiquette, accompaniment options, getting a grip on soloing. These are not guitar technique classes. We have had bass, flute, mandolin, lap steel, piano, drums, in addition to guitars. Classes are designed to increase confidence and comfort when playing with others. 8 class meetings, $100. www.boulevardmusic.com
I will be in concert at Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, on Saturday, March 13, 8:00. Mike Barry on upright bass. I will be debuting two unrecorded original instrumentals, and am kicking around a couple of other surprises. These concerts are always fun. Tickets are $15. (310) 938-2583
I spent much of September and October contacting festivals in California, and all over the US, Canada, and Europe, and have been booked by two so far, with several others making decisions in the next couple of months.
First up, in San Diego on Friday, May 7, is the Gator By the Bay Festival. The promoter also had seen Mike Barry and me do an acoustic set at the Simi Valley Creole Fest, and loved it.
Mike and I will also be traveling up to Mendocino for a concert and workshops at the Mendocino Acoustic Blues Workshop on August 27-28