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Blues Workshop

Hello friends,

Silver Ash Ranch in North Mississippi will be presenting a Blues Workshop on the weekend of October 26th-28th . Instructors :

Davis Raines, award-winning Nashville songwriter and recording artist, veteran worldwide performer, and noted music scholar; Mark Robinson whose list of performances include playing with Buddy Guy, Pinetop Perkins and Bo Diddly; Cedric Burnside, legendary drummer, grandson, and prodigy of the late great Bluesman RL Burnside, and Lightnin' Malcolm, whose first album “Juke Joint Dance Party” was the #1 requested album of XM radio 2005.

The workshop will take place on the Silver Ash Ranch, a beautiful spot right in the middle of Northern Mississippi's Hill Country--the home of such Blues giants as Junior Kimbrough, R.L.Burnside, Fred McDowell, and Joe Callicott. This weekend workshop will be a chance to immerse yourself totally in the blues and study with the masters. Participants will learn about blues history and lore, songwriting, as well as singing and playing the blues.

Session topics include:

Blues History
Singing The Blues
Playing In A Blues Band
Blues Guitar--Rhythm, Lead and Slide Guitar
Drumming The Blues
Blues Songwriting and Theory
The One-Man Blues Band
Sitting-In and Jamming-- Blues Band Etiquette
Excursion To The Juke Joint
Blues Lore--Mythic Heroes and Hoodoo

Special guests from the Mississippi blues scene will be a part of this weekend.
All levels welcome to apply. If you want to know more about the blues, and learn about playing the blues, this is a chance to work with master bluesmen for an intensive weekend in a small group setting. All in the home of the Hill country blues style.

Please pass this message on to anyone who might be interested in attending this workshop.


Mark Robinson
If you are interested in this workshop or you want more information contact:
The Silver Ash Ranch


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