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[Past Event] Evolution of the Blues: Artists and Their Axes | Ryan Ranch

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Course Description:

In the world of popular music, “axe” is a slang term for the instrument a musician uses, including a vocalist’s voice. Join us as we use the medium of axes to explore how the blues have been approached by different guitarists, keyboardists, blues harpists, saxophone players, and vocalists. We'll revisit some artists we’ve heard before, but will also take this opportunity to hear artists not previously considered. Those new to the series are welcome to join the veterans as we continue to explore and honor this marvelous gift to popular music from African American culture.


Tuition: $45.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Tuesdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 *10:00 a.m. - noon* (4 sessions)


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey


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.