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January 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Desert Moon Blues

The Dance Loft

This month we have a fabulous guest instructors Tyler Robbins and Abby Wegerski from Phoenix!┬áTyler has taught and DJ’d at national events and he will be teaching the lesson this month. We are very happy to have them here with us!

Also, we have a great guest musician who will be playing live, danceable blues for us – Ben Siems is in Tucson this weekend and will be playing a live set for us!

Minneapolis-based composer/guitarist/singer Ben Siems has been described by Cadence magazine international as “a fountain of melody, with a masterful grasp of the guitaristic arts.” Best known for his jazz work as leader of The Willie August Project (a group that has charted as #1 New Artist on XM Satellite Radio Real Jazz), Siems is also a virtuoso slide guitarist devoted not only to preserving the Delta blues tradition, but adding to it with his award-winning original songs. His recent collaborations include work with master blues dance teachers Damon Stone and Lucas Weisman, and performances with guitar legend Moses Oakland. He is a six-time award winner in the Song of the Year international song writing contest, and has received over a dozen grants from The American Composers Forum, New Music USA, and other sources. He is also the author of “Brer Robert: The Bluesman and the African American Trickster Tale Tradition,” an essay on blues history published in Southern Folklore Quarterly.

Schedule is below:

8:00pm-9:00pm – Beginner/Intermediate blues dance lesson with Tyler Robbins and Abby Wegerski
9:00pm – 10:00pm – Social dance to blues music with DJ Maggie Nom
10:00pm ~ 11:00pm – Social dance to LIVE BLUES with Ben Siems
~11:00pm – Midnight – Social dance to late night Fusion/Electro/Alt-Blues with DJ Mike Lazear


January 18, 2014 8:00 pm
January 18, 2014 11:00 pm
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The Dance Loft
620 E 19th St #150 Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
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