Blues: The Roots Of American Popular Music

The blues is perhaps the most important musical genre in American music, influencing nearly every genre of music that has followed. In this program, Patrick and Hot Takes Trio explore the lineage of this music, starting from the spirituals that birthed it on through modern popular music. 

This program is excellent for venues in that it attracts fans of many different kinds of music. The trio plays country, rock, soul, jazz, blues, spirituals, pop, and gospel, from every decade and era. 

In addition to the live music portions of the show, Patrick breaks down the different aspects of blues music and how they can be traced through the decades to modern music. There is in depth analysis of musical concepts and lyrical content, and historical facts and anecdotes to contextualize the music. The program is also available with an optional multimedia power point presentation.