Blues Rock Workshop
Rockland Country Day School is proud to present Billy Roues’ Blues Rock Workshop
Each session is five days (Mon-Fri) from 10am-3pm with a concert for parents, family and friends each Friday at 2 PM. Students will learn to play as a band, solo behind a singer and accompany each other in a jam. Original songs welcome.
Students ages 10 to 18 with at least six months of study in guitar, bass, drums, keyboards or vocals are encouraged to register. Pre-established bands are welcome.
Early-bird discount Registration by May 31= $380/week
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Your Instructor Billy Roues
A published songwriter and seasoned performer, Billy Roues has had the great fortune to have played, written and recorded with many of his musical heroes. Some of the highlights of his career include jamming with B. B. King at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland in July 2002, working in the studio with Johnny Johnson (Chuck Berry’s late piano player and bandleader), backing up Bo Diddley 2 years in a row, writing and recording with the hall of fame soul songwriter, Dan Penn, and his keyboard genius partner, Spooner Oldham, Lonnie Mack, DMC (from RunDMC) and sharing the stage and/or bill with Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, Son Seals, Luther Allison, Lenny Kaye, Howlin’ Wolf, Vassar Clemens, Pinetop Perkins, David Bromberg, Wayne Kramer and The Sun Rhythm Section, to name a few. His current bands include the Roues Brothers, the reunited neo-rockabilly band Finn & the Sharks, of which he was a founding member, the Rockin’ Cajun-Zydeco hybrid, UpSouth Twisters (formerly Lucky 7), and alt country band, Big Jim Wheeler & Wheels of Fire. His label, UpSouth Recordings, features CDs by four bands that Billy writes, produces and plays with. Many of their songs have been featured in films, videos, video games and television productions seen worldwide. Billy has been teaching guitar, bass and songwriting privately for decades and has been the the Songwriting/Guitar Instructor at RCDS for over 10 years.
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