The Blues with Dan Bowden and Ralph Rosen

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Wednesday / February 16, 2011 / 5:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
United States
The Blues with Dan Bowden and Ralph Rosen

Dig in to the rich past, present, and future of the blues with Berklee faculty Dan Bowden and Media Center manager and harmonica player Ralph Rosen.

Dan Bowden is an unusually versatile guitarist and teacher, specializing in a wide range of styles including rock, jazz, blues, and R&B. With more than a dozen instructional books for the guitar to his credit, Bowden has reached guitar students worldwide. His best-selling titles include: Wes Montgomery: The Early Years, Mel Bay's Complete Accompaniment Method for Guitar, and Electric Blues Guitar Workout. Along with freelance performing in the Boston area, Bowden plays and records with the blues, roots, and originals group Stingy Brimm. He has taught guitar at Berklee since 1989 and is himself a Berklee graduate.

Performer, teacher, composer, and arranger Ralph Rosen began playing drums in 1964 in rock and soul bands in and around Hartford, CT. He earned a degree in music education from the University of Connecticut and a master's in performance from Boston University in 1978. Since then he has performed widely with prominent blues artists, from the legendary Bo Diddley to regional notables like Ronnie Earl. Not only playing drums, mixed percussion, and harmonica in blues, jazz, and experimental styles, by day Ralph manages Berklee's very own Media Center.

Join us for this one-of-a-kind clinic-style event and light refreshments.