Blues Fingerstyle 3: Decades of Acoustic Blues

$202 ($192 members) · 80 minutes · Weekly for 8 weeks

Fingerstyle Blues 3 classes will take a different decade each session. The classes can be taken individually, or as a series. Session 2 will start with the 1920's when the first Country Blues recordings were made. We will look at both men and women recording artists. Session 3 will be the 1930's Country Blues in the Depression. Session 4 will be the 1940's looking at some Library of Congress recordings. Session 5 will be the 1950's when many of the Country Blues players tried plugging in, yet played the same way. Ending in session 6 will be the 1960's when many of the early Blues artists were re-discovered.


Blues Fingerstyle 1 and Blues Fingerstyle 2 or equivalent experience. Ability to fingerpick and work the slide.

Special Info

Class CD will be provided. There is generally no tab. Songs are learned by ear.

Class Schedules and Availability

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000