Immerse yourself in a long weekend of classes and jams with four world class blues players and teachers. During your stay, take up to 12 classes, enjoy exceptional meals, and in your free time explore the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. We limit enrollment in order to keep Blues in the Gorge Workshops an intimate and unforgettable experience.
Artistic Director and instructor Mary Flower is renowned for her personal vision of roots music that blends ragtime, acoustic blues and folk. She is technically dazzling yet grounded in the simplicity of early 20th century American music; her instrumental skill with the Piedmont blues guitar is at a level of mastery that takes most players a lifetime to hone.
This year’s instructors will be Guy Davis, Albaine Falletta, Rich Moore and Mary Flower.
All levels of players are welcome and there will be jumpstart classes available each day for people who are just getting started with the blues. To get the most out of Blues in the Gorge, participants should know all first position chords (majors, minors, and sevenths) and have some finger picking experience.
Registration now open at menucha.org. Co-sponsored by the Cascade Blues Association
Blues In The Gorge Workshops at Menucha Retreat, 38711 East Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett, OR. September 25 – 29.