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Joey Leone History of Blues in America

2024-07-14 15:00:00 2024-07-14 16:30:00 America/Chicago Joey Leone History of Blues in America Joey Leone and band perform "The History of Blues in America". A one-hour program covering an array of musical styles. Downtown Library - MEETING ROOM A/B

Sunday, July 14
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-14 15:00:00 2024-07-14 16:30:00 America/Chicago Joey Leone History of Blues in America Joey Leone and band perform "The History of Blues in America". A one-hour program covering an array of musical styles. Downtown Library - MEETING ROOM A/B

Downtown Library

MEETING ROOM A/B

Joey Leone and band perform "The History of Blues in America". A one-hour program covering an array of musical styles.

In the spirit of Ken Burns' breakout PBS documentary series on American country music, acclaimed guitarist and music historian Joey Leone presents “The History of Blues in America” a one-hour program covering the history, influence and social impact of American blues music through songs, stories and historical facts. Joey highlights the influence of blues on virtually all styles of contemporary music over the past 7 decades playing a variety of songs on multiple guitars from his personal collection.

In addition to the live music segments, he touches on recurring themes of how the blues transcended racial boundaries, brought people together in times of celebration and times of healing, and how the blues followed the migration of African Americans from the rural south to the urban north. Joey also ties in his upbringing in Brooklyn NY, and how important the Public Library System was for his discovery, passion, and education about music and music history. A lifelong career musician, he has toured and recorded as a guitar player for many high profile artists including Etta James, The Coasters, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, Chaka Khan, and many more. Joey truly believes in the unifying and healing power of music, which comes through during this inspiring and delightful program.

The presentation will last approximately one hour.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Special Event |

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