The Small Glories Residency Package
Two Workshops and Two Concerts!
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One of the top "new" folk groups from Canada, The Small Glories, the duo of Cara Luft and J.D. Edwards have been on our radar for some time. When AMP ED Neal Copperman saw them at Folk Alliance in Montreal in 2019, he vowed to get the group their first New Mexico shows. While the duo has never played in New Mexico before, Cara was an original member of The Wailin' Jennys, who played at the Biopark in 2004 and did a house concert with us while they were here! (That was our 63rd house concert, for those with a score card.)
We are going to have some great concerts with The Small Glories, and since they will be here for a few days, we are offering the opportunity for local musicians to hone their craft with the duo in a pair of fun, interactive workshops presented in collaboration with Rock 101. Workshops will be held at Rock 101 Headquarters at the Covenant Presbyterian Church (9315 Candelaria RD NE). The concerts are at FUSION's 708 space in Albuquerque and Tumbleroot in Santa Fe.
The workshops are $25 each (+ $3 service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251.
Go for the full Small Glories immersion package and come to the two workshops and the concert for just $60! If you want to go nuts, we'll throw in the Santa Fe show for free :)
Saturday, May 21: Concert at FUSION's 708 space in Albuquerque
Sunday, May 22: Concert at Tumbleroot in Santa Fe
Monday, May 23: School of Rock for Folkies Workshop
With voices and instruments working together in a group context, participants will acquire the "tools" necessary for bringing a song to life. Does that sound like fun or what!? Come prepared to rock out folk-style (i.e. taking rock songs and folkin' them up!). If you sing (untrained more or less) and/or play an instrument (beyond the beginner stage), then this class is for you. Some of those "tools" mentioned will include: how to learn and arrange a song as a group, dynamics within a song, blending instruments, listening to each other, knowing when to play simply and when to step it up, how to play in support of the vocalist or soloist, and how to get out of the way and let the song speak. We will also explore how to do tasteful fills, how to sing in harmony, and performance techniques. Any acoustic instrument is welcome (guitar, bass, dobro, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, ukulele, bodhran, accordion, etc etc), and don't forget about the voice! Come prepared to have fun!
Tuesday, May 24: Harmony Singing Workshop
Come experience for yourself the fun and unique qualities of singing with others in harmony and earn how to capture the essence of a song with your voice. You will learn listening techniques, how to recognize chordal relationships, how harmony fits into a melodic landscape, how to sing better lines while picking up some vocal techniques and exercises along the way. Join us for a fun and empowering experience! Everything is taught by ear and learned as a group.
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