Monday, March 5, 2012

Jug Band Music

Certainly Was A Treat To Me:   Do you love 1920’s-30’s-era  jug band music and country blues?  Do you sing and/or play a string instrument (fiddle, mandolin, guitar, uke, bass), or even kazoo? Do you enjoy getting together with other folks to learn and play this music as a group?

Well, Abq Jew answered YES to all three questions, and thoroughly enjoyed the String Band Blues workshop that Suzy Thompson led yesterday (while Eric was guiding his own Flatpicking clinic).

Something else that few know about Abq Jew: he is the former leader, singer, and banjoist of the Motherhood & Apple Pie Skiffle Band, which gained a modest degree of regional fame in Sunnyvale (not Sunnydale, Buffy fans) California back in the late 60s.

Suzy's Lucky 17 workshoppers had already pre-downloaded MP3s, lyrics, and sheet music.  Then, yesterday, we learned Combination Rag, by the East Texas Serenaders;  Bust Down Stomp, by John "7-Foot Dilly" Dilleshaw and the Dill Pickles; and Abq Jew's favorite, Under the Chicken Tree, by Earl McDonald and the Louisville Jug Band.

If you missed yesterday's workshop and clinic, do not despair!  You still can and should (if your Kabbalat Shabbat observance permits) catch Suzy and Eric Thompson at the City of Albuquerque’s Intimate Concert Series!

Eric & Suzy Thompson
South Broadway Cultural Center
Friday March 16 @ 7:00 pm

All of this is brought about, of course, through the good efforts of Albuquerque's

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