7/14 – Monthly Music Fest | Schedule with Workshop

Performers that are locked & loaded, no wait… they are scheduled to rock, folk, country, blues…ok so some are set to play #music for our #community.

We start with John Borham from 12:00 – 12:30 & at 1:00 – 1:30 is Scott Antes which means teachers & a few students #perform in between those two. At 4:30 – 5:00 is David R. McCain & then Eric Barrett until 5:30 followed up with a group of friends with our instructor John Marcusfrom 5:30 – 6:00 & closing the #show will be Andrew Keene band Wailing Heap. We also are planning a drum kit workshop provided by our Northern Arizona Blues Alliance drummer, Robert Sellani from 1:30 – 2:30 & a Blues Jam from 2:30 – 3:30. Special thanks to our friends in the Double Haul Blues Band.  Grab your axe & let’s jam the #Blues#fun #Flagstaff

Drum Workshop –

The Flagstaff School of Music, in conjunction with the Northern Arizona Blues Alliance is proud to present a FREE Blues Drum Workshop, conducted by Dr. Bob Sellani. Dr. Bob is an accomplished Blues drummer, having played in the South Florida Blues scene for decades before moving to Arizona. He has played in Blues bands that won in both The Phoenix Blues Society and the Northern Arizona Blues Alliance local International Blues Competitions (IBC) and competed in the last 4 IBC’s in Memphis, He was in a band that made the Memphis IBC semi-finals in 2017.

The workshop will cover the basic blues beats used in most popular blues music. Those include shuffles, straight 4, 6/8 groove, swing, cut-time, flat tire, and rhumba. A special focus on the role of the bass drum in these beats will be examined and how you can turn a simple shuffle beat into a power blues shuffle. Also considered is the role of the bass player. It is the relationship between the drummer and bass player that ultimately makes the groove! Think Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon! A jam will follow the clinic and is open to all players, all abilities! Hope to see you there for a fun time!!

We don’t write a song, we catch it. The spirit writes the song. We catch it from him.

~ Lakota Sioux

Music in Our Blood article for The EastSide Show by David McCain