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On this episode of Blues Dance World, Katie kicks it off for our Monthly Blues Jam with modern artist Joe Bonamassa. Joe started learning the guitar at a young age and even opened for B.B. King when he was 12 years old. He advocates for music education and started the “Keeping the Blues Alive” foundation, funding programs and scholarships to help people reach their potential in the music industry. We highlight his song, “You Shook Me”.

 13 year old Joe Bonamassa on Real life with Jane Pauley

 12 year old Joe Bonamassa with Danny Gatton

We recap some of our favorite moments of this years bluesSHOUT! 2017 also in GIF form.

Our main topic this month is all about Crosstraining: the study of your body in other contexts besides Blues dancing. Join guest host Ross Blythe as he dissects reasons for crosstraining, the most useful techniques to assist in your cross training, and ways to make sure your Blues movement doesn’t get crowded out by all of the new movements you’re teaching your body.

Read more of Ross’s thoughts here: http://rethinkmundane.blogspot.com/2016/12/on-movement-cross-training.html

Finally, we’ll discuss the national events that are coming up:

USA:
– Bluesquake – May 19-21th (andy videography, possibly)
– Red Hot Blues & BBQ – June 2-4th (clyde dj)
– CUBE – June 9-11 – chicago (aaron dj)
– Playboy Jazz Festival – June 10 (katie orged)
– Mile High – June 15-18th (clyde dj)
– Portland Blues Experience – June 30- Jul 2
– MezzJelly Blues – July 28th-31st (Ross is teaching with Laura C. Can we plug?)

International:
– The Glasgow Getdown – Glasgow, Scotland – June 9-11
– Black Swan Blues – Perth, Australia – June 23-25th
– Blues Picnic – Minsk – June 23-25th
– Tiny Blues Weekend with Vicci and Adamo – Dresden, Germany – June 23-25th
– The Blues Spot – Strasbourg, France – July 7-9th
– The Spoonful – Edinburgh, Scotland – July 13-16th
– Summer Blues Camp/Lucerne Blues-Swing Immersion – Lucerne, Switzerland – July 17-21 (with Brenda Russell)

Can’t get enough Blues and want to know which events are happening around the world? Check out http://bluescal.com/
Blues Dance World Podcast focuses on topics of blues dance culture. These podcasts will be posted once a month, so keep an eye out for them. If you like what you’re hearing, please let us and the world know! Rate and review us on our iTunes page!

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Main Host: Clyde Wright

Co-hosts: Katie Alexa and Ross Blythe

Producer: Andy Lee

Photo: Ben Hejkal

LA Blues dancer for 8+ years. Runs blues lessons venue Study Hall Blues, and a blues dance venue Blues Liberation Front along with Jamie Leake. He also does dance photography, and dj's on the side.

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