Inspired by Muddy and Monroe

American Roots Music Symposium
September 12 and 13, 2014

The American Roots Music program at Berklee College of Music is proud to announce its second symposium, Inspired by Muddy Waters and Bill Monroe. Infused with the innovation and creativity that is focal to Berklee’s identity, this intimate event will feature a series of clinics and culminate in a world-class performance.
The blues is the great aquifer that runs underneath all American music. This symposium will celebrate the life and works of blues-drenched American titans Muddy Waters and Bill Monroe in terms of their similarities and their differences. Of course, their most important similarity is that both men helped create and define particular blues-derived idioms: bluegrass, in the case of Bill Monroe, and Chicago blues, in the case of Muddy Waters.