March 5, 2011 History of Blues Lecture and Performance from Chris Thomas King

The Jazz Academy is hosting a free lecture that sounds perfect for you Lindy Hoppers who are into blues dancing!  Chris Thomas King is a talented blues guitarist and singer who grew up in Louisiana and is very much a blues historian (see Smithsonian video below).  He appeared in the move ‘Oh Brother Where Art Thou’ in the role of real life blues singer Tommy Johnson, depicted as a hitchhiker who claims to have sold his soul to the devil.  He has continued to act in and score music for film, including the Ray Charles biopic ‘Ray’.  Mr. King will be giving a lecture/workshop in the afternoon and performing in the evening on Saturday, March 5.  

Blues Roots workshop with Chris Thomas King
Registration Fee: Free
Saturday, March 5, 2011, 2:00 pm

Workshop Description:

Chris Thomas King will introduce the roots of blues and jazz, including New Orleans jazz and delta slide guitar. King will discuss and perform some early forms on acoustic guitar and harmonica, then connect those forms and rhythms with contemporary musical styles, including pop and hip-hop. There will be lots of time at the end of the workshop for questions and discussion.

Join Chris Thomas King that evening at 8:00 pm in the Lincoln Theatre as part of the Inside Track concert series. For tickets and information click here or call 614.469.0939.  Tickets are $25 and $30.  Columbus band (soon to be national!) The Floorwalkers will also perform.

COLUMBUS ALIVE/INSIDE TRACK HAPPY HOUR EVENT: Columbus Alive will also host a post-concert happy hour event at Black Creek Bistro (51 Parsons Avenue in Olde Towne East) immediately following the concert featuring dinner and drink specials including a signature concoction created especially for the Chris Thomas King concert.