Geoff Bartley guitar workshop, 11/15, Somerville
Geoff Bartley, one of the most highly regarded traditional folk, blues, rhythm and blues and bluegrass artists performing today will be giving a guitar workshop at the Nave Gallery at Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church, 155 Powderhouse Blvd, Somerville, MA 02144 on Saturday, November 15 at 5:00 pm.
Geoff will teach "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out", written by Jimmy Cox in 1923, in the key of C in standard tuning.
Eric Clapton's 1992 version from his "Unplugged" album is one of the more recent of a long string of successes for this classic song, which has become closely associated with the Great Depression that began when the Stock Market crashed on Tuesday, October 29, 1929.
Long associated also with Bessie Smith, it was her last hit recorded in 1929. It was also recorded in the 1930s by Eddie Condon and Count Basie, by Lavern Baker in the 1950s, by Sam Cooke, Dave Guard, Jose Feliciano, Odetta and Nina Simone in the 1960s, by Tim Hardin in the 1970s and by Rod Stewart in the 1980s.
Workshop attendees may bring any kind of guitar... steel-string, classical or electric.
Geoff will provide lyric sheets and chord diagrams to all Workshop attendees.
$25. Reservations required through Geoff's website - http://www.geoffbartley.com/
Bartley and McCaslin on the radio:
November 2, 3pm ~ Mary McCaslin & Geoff Bartley on WATD's The Eclectic Picnic w/Brian Edwards (95.9fm, streaming @ www.959watd.com)
November 11, 1pm ~ Mary McCaslin on WMBR w/ Eli Polonsky (88.1fm, streaming @ wmbr.org)
November 14, 9am ~ Mary McCaslin on WCUW w/ Troy Tyree (91.3fm, streaming @ wcuw.org)
November 14, 4pm ~ Geoff Bartley on WUMB w/ Dave Palmater (91.9fm, streaming at wumb.org)
November 15, 3pm ~ Mary McCaslin on WGBH w/ Brad Paul (89.7fm, streaming @ wgbh.org)