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Ellis Kell Winter Blues Camp(DAVENPORT, IA) – This annual camp is coordinated by the River Music Experience and features vocal and instrumental workshops — guitar, bass, harmonica, keyboards and drums — as well as concentration on blues composition and improvisation. Sessions are open to area musicians from 8-18 years old.

Winter Blues will consist of five sessions, 1-5pm, from Dec 26-29 at River Music Experience in the RME Performance Hall, the Redstone Room and in the Sound Lab. Winter Blues concludes with a special Blues Jam event in the Redstone Room on Dec 29 starting at 6 pm.

These sessions will be led by River Music Experience’s Bret Dale, along with Hal Reed of the Mississippi Valley Blues Society (MVBS) Education Committee, and guidance from other veteran blues musicians.

The fee is $175. Assistance is available to qualified participants from a grant provided by the Mississippi Valley Blues Society. Contact Bret Dale at 563-326-1333, ext. 110 or email for details.

The Mississippi Valley Blues Society’s annual Blues Festival will be July 5 and July 6 at LeClaire Park in Davenport.

MVBS Website

 

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