Roots of the Blues: A FREE Lecture Series (Oct 10, 17, 24, 2023)

  • Dates: October 10, 2023 - October 24, 2023
  • Recurrence: every week on Tuesday until October 24, 2023
  • Location: Bel Air Armory
  • Address: 37 N. Main St., Bel Air, MD 21014
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Price: FREE
Explore the origins of the blues in post-Reconstruction times and discuss musicians such as W.C. Handy, Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson, and others. Trace the history of the northward migration to Chicago, culminating in the music Muddy Waters (1950s). Recordings, video excerpts, and live performances from the instructor will keep these presentations as lively and interesting as the music itself. Join us for one, two, or all three sessions! Free admission, but advance reservation is required.