Famed blues musician Otis Taylor

Otis Taylor’s Trance Blues Festival will be held on November 8th and 9th. This year’s Visiting Artists include Mato Nanji from the band Indigenous, Luis Barberia a founding member of the Cuban collective Habana Abierta and Alvin Youngblood Hart. The Festival kickoff with an Acoustic show at 7PM on the 8th at the Post Brewing Company in Boulder. Saturday’s workshops and concert will be held at eTown.

Details are available at http://www.trancebluesfestival.com.

Dan King

Want to play with a legend? Join international blues artist Otis Taylor in his home town of Boulder, Colorado — the city nestled between the mountains and reality—for the extraordinary Trance Blues Jam Festival. Unlike traditional music festivals where the audience is mostly passive, you are the rock star at the Trance Blues Jam Festival (TBJF). TBJF encourages and inspires people to be active participants. The point is to create music together. Led by Taylor’s infectious mastery, fed by his band’s passion, and wed with your musical expression, the trance jam is where you get to live your musical dreams.

The TBJF is designed for players of all types, all ages, and all ability levels to join in. It’s all about creating music together, not someone showing how well they can shred the guitar. It doesn’t matter what you play. Last year’s festival included vocalists, guitars, harmonicas, oboes, banjos, flutes, cellos, drums, violins, recorders, tambourines, maracas, mandolins and more.

Coming November 9, 2019

All Saturday events are held at eTown Hall in Downtown Boulder (1535 Spruce Street).

Workshop participants will join with Mr. Taylor and the Visiting Artists for both the morning and afternoon sessions. The evening performance will feature the Visiting Artists. Participants will find a wide variety of dining options available for lunch and dinner in Downtown Boulder.

Saturday Night
Evening Performance with Otis Taylor the Visiting Artists and Select Participants 7-9 p.m.

The highlight of the weekend will begin at 7:00 p.m. as Mr. Taylor, the Visiting Artists and select participants take the stage at eTown Hall for the evening performance. Evening-only passes include audience admission to the performance. During the workshops, Mr. Taylor will invite some participants to bring their instruments and join him on stage during the evening performance. All workshop participants will be admitted to eTown Hall for the performance of course!).

Acoustic Kick-Off Party Friday, November 8th, 2019

Round Table Discussion (Black Banjo and Beyond), Tuesday, November 5th, 2019


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