“I started out with a pocket knife. That’s why I’m doing this now with this here bottleneck.” -Mississippi Fred McDowell.

There’s no “right” way to play slide guitar but we all know that unmistakable sound – the moan and cry of a guitar when played by folks from Mississippi Fred and Robert Johnson to Bonnie Raitt, Kelly Joe Phelps and Ben Harper. In this workshop, we’ll listen to some great slide music, try out different techniques and use various materials- glass, metal and lap style. Alternate tunings will be explored and basic blues forms. Bring your guitar and your curiosity! All levels are welcome.