Roots/Blues Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop with Steve James

November 11 Saturday
Doors open at 2:45pm Show starts at 3:00pm All seats $50 New Fairfield Senior Center, 33 Rt 37, New Fairfield, CT

Steve James

This hands-on session will start with a demonstration of some basic, blues song arrangements that contain the elements of syncopated fingerpicking techniques and blues harmony – chords, phrases and turnarounds – useful for both solo and accompaniment playing.  The second part of the workshop will include a Q & A session for guitarists; Steve will detail further elements of some blues guitar classics and arrangements from his own repertoire.  Some tab/handouts will be supplied and the program will be useful to guitarists of various levels and types of playing experience.
Steve James is a widely experienced teacher of guitar tecnniques and styles with decades of workshop experience and lessons in print (Acoustic Guitar),on video (Homespun) and on line.

This 2-hour workshop will be held at the New Fairfield Senior Center, 33 Route 37, New Fairfield, CT.  Please send an email to register at   $50 fee.  Space is limited.

Steve will also be doing a show as part of Groovin’ in New Fairfield’s 2017 season on Saturday, November 11 starting at 7:30pm.  Doors open at 6:45pm and tickets are $10.  Please for tickets.

Steve James is a blues musician, a notable songwriter (Talco Girl, Farewell The Roses, Sonny Payne, Birmingham Steel to name a few), one of the best modern bottleneck slide players, a storyteller and a compendium of interesting facts. In the  world of contemporary acoustic and roots music, he’s earned his reputation with decades of tireless international touring, a stack of solo recordings, a funny, kinetic stage presence and an unmistakable style of playing and singing.

His own recordings engage with other top notch musicians- Cindy Cashdollar, the Bad Livers, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Del Rey and a host of others.  As a sideman, both on stage and on record, he’s played with Howard Armstrong, Bo Diddley, John Hammond, Maria Muldaur, Furry Lewis and James McMurtry…he often gets a shout-out to “get on up here” from the likes of Tommy Emmanuel, Hot Tuna or Chip Taylor.  Hehas appeared on “A Prairie Home Companion”,  “Austin City Limits Live”, “NPR Morning Edition” and many other syndicated broadcasts worldwide.

Enjoy a moderately priced dinner catered by Bruno’s Restaurant before the show. Choices include: Eggplant Rollatini, Chicken Francese, Pizza, Coffee, Tea, Hot Mulled Cider, Water, and Homemade Desserts

Advance Tickets can be purchased at the NF Sr. Center or by mail. Payments made by mail should be payable to Groovin in New Fairfield, and sent to GINF c/o New Fairfield Sr. Center 33 Rt.37 New Fairfield, CT 06812 Please allow sufficient time when mailing. All Sales Are Final.

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