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Workshop: Martin Grosswendt & Susanne Salem-Schatz (Special Event)

  • 15 Apr 2017
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Archie's Barbershop, Riverdale Park, MD
The Bottleneck Guitar of Blind Willie Johnson: a workshop presented in partnership with the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation. Blind Willie Johnson, the great Texas guitar evangelist, was known for his searing bottleneck guitar work and powerful vocals. He combined expressive, vocal-like melody lines with an incredibly percussive right hand to create a distinctive, driving sound. In this class, we'll delve into Blind Willie's bottleneck style and pay particular attention to his right hand technique. The class will analyze Johnson's single-string melody lines, vibrato, left and right hand muting techniques, and unique rhythm within the context of his greatest recordings. Bring a guitar, a bottleneck and a recording device. 

$30, FSGW members $20, RSVP required: events@acousticblues.com.

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