As we wrap up the summer and prepare programming for the fall, we wanted to take a moment to share highlights from the last year, one that was filled with unprecedented challenges and many accomplishments. We found new and innovative ways to reach the children and families of Virginia with the power of the arts, […]
Multi-instrumentalist and roots musician Curtis Blues is a talented musician and educator. His performances keep the tradition of acoustic American roots music alive, and demonstrate for students the origins of modern rock and hip-hop music. Curtis has been playing Delta Blues since he was fourteen years old, when he was exposed to some of the last living Delta Blues masters at folk festivals. Curtis has recorded three critically acclaimed CDs and performs at Blues festivals and schools in an effort to pass this precious music down to the next generation.
Curtis had great rapport, energy, enthusiasm, and a love for his subject. He connected with both students and teachers. He exhibited great knowledge of his subject and made connections with contemporary genres. He had good audience control.
~ Jane, Teacher, Gilman School Lower