String Swing, Jazz and Blues: Skiffle Band Music from the 20's and 30's
by Steve Scott
The work shop would involve demonstration and jaming
with some background info on this type of music thrown in. Mostly focusing
on having fun with it.
Quake City is a four person band performing 20's
- 40's swing and pop tunes with some blues and novelty numbers here and
there to make things interesting. The band has been together for at least
ten years in some form or another. The instrumentation is guitar, mandolin,
accordian, blues harmonica and bass. We also feature our fabulous tap
dancer: Natasha Tuttle!
We would do a similar work shop to last year's focusing
on the form and fun of early jazz and swing with lots of participation
by workshop "attendees".