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Healthy Rhythm Music Services presents "ROOTS OF BLUES GUITAR WORKSHP WITH ELI COOK" in The Listening Room of Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery, located at historic Sampler Square (68 S Grand Ave) in downtown Montrose, Colorado!

Eli Cook returns to Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery! And this time he will be teaching a "Roots of Blues Guitar" workshop before his concert later that same night. Go to www.healthyrhythm.net to purchase space for the workshop or reserved seats for the concert. NOTE: Workshop participants who attend the concert will receive a 50% discount off their admission price.

The workshop will occur on October 24th from 3:00-5:00 p.m at Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery (68 S Grand Ave, Montrose, CO). Cost for the workshop is $50.00 for Adults and $30 for Students (13-18 y,o.). You must be 13+ years of age to attend this workshop.

Requirements for Workshop Participants:
• You must have an acoustic guitar
• You should already be familiar with basic chords, how to tune the instrument, etc.
• You should know basic chords, how to tune your instrument and have an interest specifically in "Blues based music". The rudiments of the guitar need to be in place so that the focus is on more specific aspects stemming from the Blues genre.
• Limit 15 participants

Take this opportunity to learn from one of the best blues guitarists of his generation!

Workshop Description
The class will focus on key elements of Blues based guitar playing. This includes crucial rhythmic and melodic concepts, and will touch on both acoustic and electric styles, as well as various finger and thumb picking techniques, and provides an overview of what makes good "Blues Guitar". Classic turnarounds, walking patterns, tricks for transitioning between chords and signature riffs and licks will all be included and discussed from both a player's technical standpoint and from a historical perspective. Using examples from players such as Robert Johnson, Son House, Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan, this class will have something for anyone that wants to play Blues guitar or that just enjoys the music and wants to learn more about it.

Eli took up the guitar as a teenager in the Blue Ridge foothills of Virginia. Following the tradition of the great blues men, he performed in churches and late-night gospel revivals with only his acoustic guitar and deep baritone voice, while playing every hole-in-the-wall bar that could handle his electric power trio. Blending the influences of John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Fred MacDowell, Bukka White and Lightning Hopkins with the likes of Clutch, Soundgarden, C.O.C, and Rage against the Machine, he forged a fresh sound, alive with the southern blues tradition.

To sample Eli's music, click here: www.elicook.com

Healthy Rhythm Music Services (HRMS) is an arm of Healthy Rhythm Creative Group. The mission of HRMS is to Identify, Manage, Enhance, and Promote Indie Artists and Bands who have a deep commitment to a career in music as their primary focus.

Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery (HRAG) is about Art and Music. The Gallery affords diverse individuals a user-friendly space to create, exhibit, and sell a variety of artwork. The Gallery, located at 68 S Grand Ave in Montrose, Colorado, also houses an intimate Live Performance Venue. Gallery hours Monday 7 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Open later when Live Music and other events occur. Advance appointment only on Sunday. WWW.HEALTHYRHYTHM.NET

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*There are no refunds or exchanges for this workshop. All sales are final. The only exception to this policy is if the workshop is cancelled. In the event of workshop cancellation, purchases will be honored when the workshop is rescheduled. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled workshop, your purchase will be refunded at the point of service minus any fees that may apply.

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Photo 2 courtesy of Kaya Lee Berne ©