Curtis “Mr. Blues” Mailloux

The You Can Write a Blues Song! Cross-curricular Artist Residency Program  uses songwriting in the American blues style to integrate music, social studies and creative writing. Using acoustic roots music, primarily the blues, artist in residence and blues musician Curtis, “Mr. Blues” Mailloux shows how American Roots Music of 1910-1945 reflected the changing lives of Americans, particularly African Americans of that era.By analyzing songs from the era, students gain an understanding of and ...

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