Saturday, Apr 02, 2022 5:00p -

Concord Conservatory of Music
1317 Main Street
Concord, Massachusetts 01742

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The Concord Conservatory of Music will present one of the world's great blues duos, award-winners Paul Rishell and Annie Raines for a concert and masterclass on Saturday, April 2 at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

With 6 albums together, numerous Blues Foundation award nominations, and performing American Roots music as well as their own compositions all over the world, they are the perfect pair to lead a blues masterclass. Equally passionate about their craft and devoted to the study and performance of a wide range of blues styles, you'll learn from the best. Paul and Annie will discuss the unique elements of acoustic and electric blues styles, and highlight the deep connection between the two. Using examples from the blues repertoire, they will work with students to demonstrate how blues music uses interlocking parts and special instrumental techniques to create a rich musical experience.

Paul and Annie's impressive resume includes performing and recording with other great musicians, such as John Sebastian, Susan Tedeschi, Pinetop Perkins and Rory Block. They have opened for Ray Charles, Dr. John, and Little Feat, and performed on international radio and TV shows including Late Night with Conan O'Brien and A Prairie Home Companion, and PBS's Arthur.

Paul has reached what Boston Phoenix writer Ted Drozdowski called "a place deep and resonant as Robert Johnson's crossroads, where authenticity, soul, and a sense of purpose and commitment ring out in every note he sings and plays." Paul's original music has been used in plays, films, and countless television shows including Friends, Oprah, and A and E's Biography. He has built up a stellar reputation over 40 years as a performer, teacher, and torchbearer of the country blues tradition. Annie has added vocals, mandolin, piano, and other instruments to her musical arsenal, while being recognized by top professionals and fans worldwide as the "queen of the blues harmonica." She's enjoyed yearlong stints with the Tarbox Ramblers and the Susan Tedeschi Band, going on to perform on Susan's first three albums.

Tickets for the masterclass and concert are $45 or the concert only for $20. Both are free for students 18 and under. Purchase tickets at ConcordConservatory.org or tickets at the door. Visit ConcordConservatory.org, email info@concordconservatory.org, or call (978) 369-0010 to learn more about CCM. Concord Conservatory of Music is the area's non-profit community music school located at 1317 Main Street in the West Concord Union Church.


About CCM
Concord Conservatory of Music is an energetic community of people who are passionate about music education. CCM enrolls more than 400 students annually and offers programs for all ages and abilities. As a non-profit school, CCM serves Concord, MA, and 15 surrounding communities. Its curriculum includes private instruction, group classes, and performance opportunities. Financial assistance is available.

Concert only: USD 20.00,
Masterclass and Concert: USD 45.00

Artists: Paul Rishell, Annie Raines

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