Hornby Island Blues Workshop



2015 Workshop Schedule


Cost $595

Includes tuition for one Major class and three Minor classes, admission to all concerts, lunch Tuesday-Friday, dinner Monday-Thursday, and a membership to the Hornby Island Blues Society. Limited space is available for companions to purchase a ticket for lunch, dinner, or a concert, if arranged in advance. Please note that accommodation is not included.

Workshop Start

Monday, May 4. Hornby Community Hall, 3 to 5:00PM.
Students check in and receive their registration kits that contain their personalized schedule, and everything needed for the workshop days. A delicious dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7:00. At around 8:00PM, the workshop instructors will introduce themselves and their class plans.

Meals

Workshop fees include lunch and dinner daily. Lunch is served from Noon - 1:00PM, and dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 PM, at Sea Breeze Lodge. Please note that breakfast is not included.

Concerts

Instructors Intro: Monday May 4, 8PM
Workshop instructors will demonstrate what they plan to teach. Students only.
Acoustic Concert: Tuesday May 5, 8PM
The instructors perform, concert seating. Some tickets available to the public.
Electric Dance: Wednesday May 6, 8PM
The instructors perform, dance time! Some tickets available to the public.
Student Concert: Thursday May 7, 8PM
Workshop students have a chance to show off what they've learned and play with the instructors. Students only.

Major Classes

9:30 AM to Noon, May 5, 6, and 7



Minor Classes - 1:30PM to 3:30PM


Tuesday, May 5

Harpdog Brown
The Language of Blues Harp
Jack de Keyzer
1930's Robert Johnson's Sweet Home Chicago & Terraplane
Paul Deslauriers
Drop That Pick: Fingerpicking Techniques
Rick Fines
The Groove is Everything
Angel Forrest & Denis Coulombe
Stage 101
Julian Fauth
Early Blues Piano 1: The 1920s and '30s.
JW Jones
The King of the Blues - BB King!
Paul Pigat
Introduction to Travis Picking
Chris Nordquist
Common Ground
Suzie Vinnick
Common Ground

Wednesday, May 6

Harpdog Brown
Playing in the Band
Jack de Keyzer
1950's Freddy King's Hideaway
Paul Deslauriers
Beating Up Your Acoustic: It's Legal and It's Fun
Rick Fines
4 On The Floor
Angel Forrest & Denis Coulombe
Multiple Personalities (SYBIL)
Julian Fauth
Early Piano Blues 2: The 1940s and '50s
JW Jones
Blues & Pop
Paul Pigat
Jumpin' the Blues
Chris Nordquist
Listening and Playing
Suzie Vinnick
Listening and Playing

Thursday, May 7

Harpdog Brown
Blues Harp Positions
Jack de Keyzer
The 1960's Jimi Hendrix: Little Wing
Paul Deslauriers
The Fine Art of Jamming
Rick Fines
Rick's Licks
Angel Forrest & Denis Coulombe
Your Instrument - Your Voice
Julian Fauth
Writing Your Own Blues Song
JW Jones
Lose the Pick
Paul Pigat
Sun Sessions Jam Out!!
Chris Nordquist
Sun Sessions JAM OUT!!
Suzie Vinnick
Sun Sessions Jam Out