CLARKSDALE: Delta Blues Museum w/Delta Blues Guitar Workshop!

CLARKSDALE: Delta Blues Museum w/Delta Blues Guitar Workshop!

Acclaimed author and master guitar teacher Scott Ainslie will present a workshop on the music of Robert Johnson at the Delta Blues Museum on February 12 from 3-5 pm. The workshop is free, but spaces are limited. Reservations for the workshop may be obtained by contacting the Delta Blues Museum at 662-627-6820.

Ainslie is the author of Robert Johnson/At The Crossroads, which features transcriptions, history, and annotated lyrics from Johnson’s famous solo blues recordings of 1936-37. He is an experienced teacher and musician who has released an instructional DVD on Johnson’s music available through Starlicks Master Sessions.

The workshop will feature Ainslie leading guitarists and other interested individuals through a portion of Blues-related guitar technique. He will address the basic “ins and outs” of slide playing, finger picking techniques, major open tunings, and open bass chord forms. He will also address questions or requests from attendees. Interested musicians should bring a slide and a guitar.

Ainsile has received numerous awards for his work including the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College 20th Annual Sam Ragan Fine Arts Award, an appointment as a Public Fellow at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, numerous grant awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Folklife Section of North Carolina Arts Council, and he has presented programs for the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching.  He has been a featured artist at Merlefest, The Kennedy Center, The Old Songs Festival, Louisiana Crossroads, and at the Toronto, Mississippi Valley, and Bull Durham Blues Festivals.

This workshop is made possible by a grant from the Rock River Foundation and the Mississippi Arts Commission.

For more information contact the Delta Blues Museum 662-627-6820.