[The Blues, with Dan Bowden and Ralph Rosen]
Dig in to the rich past, present, and future of the blues with Berklee faculty Dan Bowden and Media Center manager Ralph Rosen. Dan Bowden is an unusually versatile guitarist and teacher, specializing in a wide range of styles including rock, jazz, blues and R'n'B. With over a dozen instructional books for the guitar to his credit, Dan has reached guitar students worldwide. His best-selling titles include: Wes Montgomery: The Ear...ly Years, Mel Bays Complete Accompaniment Method For Guitar, and Electric Blues Guitar Workout. Along with doing freelance performing in the Boston area, Dan plays and records with the blues, roots and originals group: Stingy Brimm. He has taught guitar at Berklee since 1989, and is himself a Berklee graduate. Performer, teacher, composer and arranger Ralph Rosen began playing drums in 1964 in rock and soul bands in and around Hartford, CT. He earned a degree in Music Education from the University of Connecticut and a Masters in Performance from Boston University in 1978. Since then, he has performed widely with prominent blues artists - from the legendary Bo Diddley, to regional notables like Ronnie Earl. Not only playing drums, mixed percussion, and harmonica in blues, jazz, and experimental styles, by day Ralph manages our very own Media Center. Join us for this one-of-a-kind clinic and light refreshments.