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Bring Me a Little Water Silvy, Leadbelly

Course Description

Join the ensemble that explores the music of the American South during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries: early blues and country music, old time, folk, spirituals and more. Looking for string instruments of all sorts: guitars, banjos, fiddles, ukuleles, bass, harmonica, etc., and hand drummers and singers. Players should be able to play in the keys of A, C, D, E, G, at a minimum. Reading music and improvising solos are pluses, but not required. Informal auditions are held during the first meeting.  Members agree to perform in public at least twice per semester. For information contact Scott Cashman, scashman@harpercollege.edu.

Notes

Click here to view Harper's Back Porch Revue's concert videos.

Back Porch Revue Chord Sheets

Click on the links below to view or download PDF documents with the words and chords for some of the tunes performed at Harper's Back Porch Revue's concerts.

Testimonials

"I’ve been playing bass with Harper’s Back Porch Revue since it began in the Fall semester of 2017. Although it’s listed as a “class", it’s also a lively performing group of people of all ages, from novice to expert, featuring acoustic guitars, banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, fiddles, percussion, vocals and more. We learn about and play classic old-time American folk, country, and blues music, and instructors Scott Cashman and Bekr Ali do a great job keeping it fun and letting each player create his/her own part to fit the songs, with gentle guidance. It’s a group learning process, and the performance vibe is friendly and collaborative. It’s always the best part of my week!" - Roy Vombrack.

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Section Title
Back Porch Revue Ensemble
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
W
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Aug 31, 2022 to Dec 14, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
30.0
Course Fee(s)
Tuition and Fees non-credit $25.00
Instructors
Section Notes
No class on Wed, 23 Nov 2022, Thanksgiving Day
Section Title
Back Porch Revue Ensemble
Type
Palatine (Main)
Days
Th
Time
6:30PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Sep 01, 2022 to Dec 15, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
30.0
Course Fee(s)
Tuition and Fees non-credit $25.00
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