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Fruteland Jackson - From Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers: The Emergence and Evolvement of Blues Culture in America
What do cotton fields and skyscrapers have to do with the evolution of the blues? Famed musician and teacher Fruteland Jackson shares his expertise with us about this uniquely American music genre. Over the course of an hour, this lecture-performance will provide insights, from blue's early folk roots up to today's contemporary sounds. Fruteland is a musical treasure; register today so you can watch, listen, and ask questions of him in person.

Mar 23, 2021 01:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Fruteland Jackson
Author, Musician, Storyteller, Entertainer, Oral Historian
Fruteland Jackson grew up in Chicago. He is a five-time Blues Music Award Nominee and a recipient of the Blues Foundation’s “Keeping the Blues Alive” award. Fruteland performs Americana, acoustic blues, folk, traditional, and singer-songwriter styles around the world. He also created the award winning “All About the Blues Series- Blues in the School Programs” and works to bring more music education to public schools.