Date(s) - 02/26/2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Blues are the roots of African American music today. On the patio, the bi-monthly series features local and regional Blues artists. This series will provide a network of association for area Blues lovers and build upon the Blues Education program by encouraging youth participation. Admission is FREE!
In February, our artist is Dr. Jules! Dr. Jules Gliesche is a part-time Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Florida specializing in Historical Germanic Linguistics. He is a strong proponent of keeping the Blues alive by actually playing the Blues, and also devotes significant time to studying the history of the Blues and highlighting the musical contributions and innovations of original Blues artists whose work has been borrowed without giving them either proper credit or financial compensation.
He first discovered the Blues in the Texas Hill Country in the early 90’s, after discovering the futility of trying to be the “Weird Al Yankovic of Country Music” in Nashville. Along with working to preserve the Blues, Dr. Jules also tries to keep humor alive in music, and many of his original songs include both skeptical and humorous lyrics. His fourth original CD, Ever Forward, has recently been released and is available on multiple streaming platforms.
Expect to also find us on the patio of the A. Quinn Jones Museum and Cultural Center in April, June, and August this year! We are excited about this collaboration and we know you will be as well.