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In this episode of Blues Dance World, Katie highlights Piedmont artist Etta Baker during our Monthly Blues Jam. Etta started learning the guitar at a young age and played for over 90 years! She was influenced a number of artists including Taj Mahal and Bob Dylan. We highlight a few of her songs: her 1956 original field recording of Railroad Bill, her version of Railroad bill from her 1991 album, as well as “Carolina Breakdown”.

Our main topic this month is all about Blues Idiom Dance. Join guest host Julie Brown and the rest of the BDW crew as we talk about the history the Blues Idiom Dances, the value they have for our community, the challenges in finding detailed information on these dances, and finding ways to be creative while still staying within the bounds of the dance.

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


– Portland Blues Experience – Portland – June 30th- Jul 2nd
– MezzJelly Blues – NYC – July 28th-31st
– Sweet Molasses Blues – Boston – Aug 4th-6th
– Southbound Blues Exchange – Nashville – Aug 25th-27th
– Registration is open for Cruisin For a Bluesin’ 10th Anniversary!! March 15 – March 18th 2018

– Jul 6-9, Pistoia, Dancing the Blues in Tuscany LINK
– Jul 7-9, Amsterdam, Twilight Blues & Fusion LINK
– Jul 13-16, Edinburgh, The Spoonful LINK
– Jul 17-21, Lucerne Blues/Swing Immersion LINK
– Jul 29-Aug 5, Auvergne, Studio Hop Blues LINK
– Aug 6-11, Ardèche, Mountain Blues Camp LINK
– Aug 11-14, Kraków, Hummingbird Blues (Ex) LINK
– Aug 18-20, Vilnius, Bluesila LINK
– Aug 25-27, Berlin, Bear Blues Exchange LINK

Can’t get enough Blues and want to know which events are happening around the world? Check out http://bluescal.com/ and https://www.annettedances.com/blues-in-europe-calendar/

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
Special Guest: Julie Brown
Co-hosts: Katie Alexa and Aaron Brown
Producer: Andy Lee
Photos: Ben Hejkal and http://nicklosseaton.blogspot.com

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.