With Ian Whitcomb & Dave Jones at Cantalini's With the Goin' South Band



Sunday June 24th we're at Cantalinis again!



I'm teaching some new classes at McCabes in Santa Monica. Call 310) 828-4497 to sign up, or just show up. The JAM CLASSES welcome all instruments and you can pay for one class at a time, so check one out to see if you like it...they're really fun; you get used to playing with other people, practice soloing if you like, or just strum along.

50's & 60'S JAM 
All instruments welcome! Rock out to the music of rock's pioneers (Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Elvis) AND the great 60s bands, including the British Invasion, Motown and more! You'll play songs by the Doors, the Kinks, Dylan, the Dead, Hendrix, the Who, all the good stuff from rocks greatest decades. Fred writes the chords up on the board and you can solo or just follow along playing rhythm - no pressure! These jams are a blast (from the past). 
8:00 - 9:30 PM Tuesdays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 (6 sessions) $150

In this 5-string class, Fred introduces you to all kinds of banjo music: bluegrass, old-time, blues, Beatles, whatever! All the chords, strums and picking patterns you need. You'll be playing tunes at the first class. Hey, banjo is a great instrument: nothing sounds like a banjo except...a banjo!
6:30 - 8:00 PM Tuesdays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 (6 sessions) $150

Learn to play slide in open tunings (E, D, A, G) and standard tuning in the styles of Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Elmore James, Duane Allman, and all the great acoustic and electric players. Classic slide licks sound great in blues, rock and country music. Even if you've never played slide before, this will get you off on the right foot. 
6:30 - 8:00 PM Wednesdays, Jun 20 - Jul 11 (skips July 4th) (3 sessions) $90

Finally, a place for beginning and intermediate bluegrassers to learn to jam, using standard tunes that everybody plays. All bluegrass instruments welcome. We'll start with slow tempos, and kick it up a notch when (if) the class wants to do so. Emphasis on ensemble playing (soloing optional). 
Fred Sokolow 8:00 - 9:30 PM Wednesdays, Jun 20 - Aug 1 (skips July 4th) (6 sessions) $150

At the Coffee Gallery in Alta Dena Fred backstage at McCabes with Tom Paxton