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Evolution of Blues – Part II | In-Person

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Course Description:

We continue our tribute to the unique African American contributions and influences to American music known as the blues. This semester, we will learn about and listen to the music of some well-known blues artists such as Robert Johnson, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Etta James, and Buddy Guy. We'll also explore some masters of the genre who may not be so well known, like Albert Collins, Luther Allison, and the alumni of Muddy Waters's band. And of course, we'll visit with some of their master students like Jimi Hendrix, Robert Cray, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Please join us even if you weren't able to take Part I of the series.


Tuition: $45.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Tuesdays, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27 *10:00am-noon* (4 sessions)


Course will be presented live at CSUMB Ryan Ranch (8 Upper Ragsdale Road, Monterey) and will NOT be recorded or available for viewing later. To keep everyone safe, seats are limited.


Brian Simmons, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus and a former dean at CSUMB. He is an avid historian and lifelong fan of the blues, having attended hundreds of live performances and created a library of over 2,000 records, tapes, CDs, and videos.