Hornby Island Blues Workshop

Rick Fines - Community

Each year we invite a musician to become more intimate with our community by having them go into the Hornby School and play some music, talk about Blues and Roots songs, and generally have some fun. This Blues-In -the -School musician also becomes our island’s Blues Week Busker and Music-Jam Mentor. We also showcase their talent in a Sea Breeze concert midweek, and invite them to sit with all our Workshop concert stages.

Rick is one of Canada’s leading blues, roots music and slide guitarists and blues historians. He has been playing music professionally for more than three decades, and is a veteran of the folk and blues circuits in North America. As a player his acoustic and dobro guitar work is distinctively an amalgam of tradition and his own creative energy. He is arguably one of the best acoustic fingerstyle guitarists on the folk and blues scene.

This year we have invited RICK Fines once again as his two decades of interest in Hornby and our Workshop is always have been so giving and generous. Rick has been instructing at the camp many times and has served with great success in this role before. We know our Hornby community and our school students will be in for a real treat with Rick as their blues connection point.

Rick is available for private lessons during Blues week. If you are interested in arranging a private lesson contact Rick at rick.fines@gmail.com

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