w/barefoot special guests...
Direct from Nashville...
4:00pm concert (doors 3pm)
1:30pm Hartford dance workshop
"Featuring Feet!" 1:30pm
Foot Percussion Workshop
Learn the Hartford technique!
Colin O’Brien and Travis Burch met on the banks of the Cumberland River in Nashville, Tennessee. They became neighbors and soon discovered that their singing together created a magic sound, the perfect blend of sonority and timbre from two voices, at once both distinct and complimentary. It was the sound that money can’t buy, and one hard work alone could never create. So work they did, rehearsing several days a week for months, just a good Frisbee throw up the river from the late John Hartford’s home. Their extraordinary arrangements, breathtaking dynamic range and instrumental prowess now all come together in service to the ‘voice’ that their two voices create. Under these layers of sound are Colin’s amazing percussive feet dancing on a plugged in hardwood box of his own design. The duo sounds like a four or even five piece band. On stage, this deep bed of musical texture that Colin O’Brien and Travis Burch create is delivered with the easy going humor that does justice to the word entertainment. http://colingobrien.com/ https://www.facebook.com/OBrienandBurch/
Foot Percussion Workshop w/ Colin O'Brien
Learn the John Hartford dance tricks!
This unique workshop is open to everyone, whether or not you play an instrument! Featuring Feet starts by demystifying the legendary John Hartford’s dance step. A masterful teacher, Colin has distilled the elements of John’s dance technique and presents them sequentially in three simple steps. His teaching style is concise, relaxed and often humorous. Topics include dancing waltz and jig rhythms, creating “four on the floor” beats, building and amplifying a footboard, and using EQ and effects.
NEXT BLUEGRASS JAM CLASS EVANSTON
STARTS APRIL 6th!!!