Blues With A West African Flair At The Extended Play Sessions
The Extended Play Sessions American Roots Music Television announced that blues master Markus James will be in the studio for a Session on Saturday, March 28th at 7 pm. This Session sounds like it will be another one not to miss!
Let’s continue our march into Spring 2015 with some wonderful music!
“Markus James is originally from Virginia and the DC area, where his first musical memory, from the age of four, is of an old, blind blues singer he saw many times playing on a sidewalk. He first encountered West African stringed music at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival when he was mesmerized by the Gambian Kora player and singer, Alhaji Bai Konte. Markus settled in Northern California, writing and recording in rock and R&B styles while also pursuing his interests in African, Indian, and Gamelan music. He travelled in West Africa and also Haiti, studying traditional ensemble drumming, before first visiting Mali in 1994, when he made his way to the village of Niafounke to meet the legendary “Malian Bluesman”, Ali Farka Toure. It was then that Markus first recorded original, blues-based songs with Wassoulou musician Solo Sidibe, which became the where you wanna be album, released six years later. He has produced several programs for PRI’s Afropop Worldwide, notably Ali Farka Toure: Live From Niafounke.“
This is a unique “speakeasy” with very limited seating for just 40 lucky souls; every seat is no more than 25 feet from the stage.
No flash photography or professional video cameras are allowed but you may take photos during the show… just turn off your flash and silence your cameras/phones.
Markus James will be sharing his talent with The Extended Play Sessions as he takes the stage on Saturday, March 28th to film The Extended Play Sessions. Doors are at 6pm with the show at 7pm and you can be included (for a $25 donation) by contacting them via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. All guests are “invitation only” courtesy of the Extended Play Sessions. Guests are invited to enjoy complimentary food from the legendary buffet, complimentary beverages including beer, wine, soft drinks and mixed adult beverages. Beverages and food are available during the filming as well.
The Extended Play Sessions American Roots Music Television Studio is located just 25 minutes from downtown Boston in Norwood, Massachusetts (minutes off I-95 and Route 1) and has free parking right outside the doors! The $25 donation includes good food and an open bar! Oh, you and about 39 other people will receive a poster that the artist will sign to hang on your wall!
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