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On July's episode of Blues Dance World, we talk about the life of Blues singer Alberta Hunter and highlight her song, "Downhearted Blues". We also take another shot at defining "Modern Blues", talk about Man Camp in Colorado, and dig deeper into the idea of Follow Voice inside the modern vernacular Blues dance with special guest host Ruth Evelyn. Finally, we’ll discuss the Blues events that are coming up: USA: (Reference Link: http://bluescal.com/) - Southbound Blues...

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...

  On this episode of Blues Dance World, we're going live in Nashville at Mo Better Blues! Katie celebrates Nashville's "Queen of the Blues" Marion James for our Monthly Blues Jam. Marion James worked hard to help out fellow musicians and keep Blues alive and kicking. The song this month is "That My Man". Our main topic this month is "Romanticism, History, and the Search for Authenticity" where we pose a lot of questions...

  On this episode of Blues Dance World, Katie kicks us off covering Esther Phillips for our Monthly Blues Jam. Esther battled with addiction for years, but recorded tons of music throughout her career. The song this month is "Please Send Me Someone to Love" from the album "Burnin' (Live at Freddie Jett's Pied Piper Club, L.A.)" As the spring season of events gets underway our main topic prepares dancers how to "do" a...

  In this month's Blues Jam segment, Katie will be covering the origins of Robert Johnson's "Sweet Home Chicago." After that, Clyde talks about his experience at Snowbound Blues, but kinda forgets who placed for finals in doing so :P In our main topic we talk to Sara Cherny, the head director of BluesSHOUT!, and discuss how...

  "We wanted to give you a WARNING ahead of this podcast that it is less about dance and bit more about our reactions to the world we're living in post elections. There's some harsh language that comes up a little later in the podcast, and a lot of discussions about the racial and sexual aggressions we've been and are dealing with after the elections. So if it doesn't sound like your cup of tea, definitely feel free to skip this one;...

  This month we have a special guest joining our podcast, national blues instructor Tim O'Neill. Katie will present Big Mama Thornton in our Monthly Blues Jam and we'll play for you a sample of her song called "Since I fell for you." Later, we'll answer a question from one of our listeners about the difference between Slow Dance and Blues Dance. After that Clyde will discuss his experience...

  In this episode's Monthly Blues Jam, Katie will discuss the blues artist Leroy Carr, and you'll get to hear one of his songs, "How Long, How Long." After that, we'll be giving some advice for beginning dancers - pretty much the Do's and Dont's of the blues dance scene. 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...

    This month Katie's going to introduce a new topic called Blues Music Research, in it she discusses the history of the artist Slim Harpo and his song "I'm a King Bee." After that we talk about Clydes experience at the Canadian Swing Championships. We finish it up with our main discussion on sexiness within the blues dance culture, how others scenes perceive it, what...

    Hey guys, we're starting the podcast up again with Season 2. This time instead of doing instructor interviews, we're changing the format to talk about blues dancing culture in its current form. In this first episode of Blues Dance World Podcast we wanted to give an introduction to all of us, how we met, and how we got into blues dancing. Later we discuss our favorite moments of BluesSHOUT 2016 and Blues Experiment. We conclude with events that are happening this month in the...