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Learn to Play the Blues at Blast Furnace Blues This February

Posted: January 16, 2014

With a lineup that features the Blind Boys of Alabama, Curtis Salgado, BeauSoleil, Maria Muldaur & the Midnight Scramble, Candye Kane, Southern Hospitality and more, the Blast Furnaces Blues Festival is all about celebrating the blues. But, if you want to go behind the music and discover the elements that put the heart, soul and sound into it all, then you’ll want to be part of the new Blues Performance Workshops on Feb. 8.

Perfect for professional and student musicians, as well as fans of the blues, these hands-on workshops are taught by nationally- and regionally-renowned blues artists and masters. Each workshop is designed to provide an excellent overview for beginning musicians and music fans, as well as offer more in-depth instruction for those individuals looking to sharpen their performance skills and techniques.

Workshops include:
Blues Piano Workshop” with June Thomas
Blues Guitar Workshop” with Mike Dugan
Blues Harmonica 101 & Beyond” with Dennis Gruenling
Intro to Blues Dancing” with Mike and Dan Legenthal
 “Blues Vocal Techniques” with Maria Woodford (pictured here)

Class size is limited and advance signup is required; don’t miss out – sign up today!

The third Blast Furnace Blues Festival presented by Highmark Blue Shield, set for Feb. 7-9 at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, features 20 different blues acts performing over three days. Tickets and special VIP Packages, which include admission to all three days, meet & greets with the artists, commemorative T-shirt and more, are on sale now at