Sunday, November 30, 2014
Down the Dirt Road Blues at the Dew Drop Social and Benevolent Hall
First show at 4:00 especially for students
Second show at 6:30 open to everyone
No Admission Charge - Learn more about the Development of American Blues
More about Dew Drop
Spencer Bohren's music education program, Down the Dirt Road Blues, follows the journey of a single song as it travels through America's history and culture. From its pre-slavery African beginning, the song slowly transforms into Mississippi blues, Memphis dance music, a banjo tune from Appalachia, Hank Williams' early country music, Muddy Waters' electric Chicago blues, and finally into folk music and rock 'n' roll, with Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones. Spencer's concurrent narrative gives students a historical context for the changes that drive the music forward.