The African Roots of American Music

  • One-Man-Band Blues by Curtis Blues | Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania


Blues preservationist and one-man-band Curtis Blues brings the acoustic music of the Mississippi Delta straight into your school! Playing drums, harmonica, vintage guitars (including a one-stringed diddley bow), cymbals, and home-made instruments, this blues Artist of the Year demonstrates the history of this classic American music and the connections it has to music students listen to today. The content of each interactive performance is carefully matched with the grade levels attending.

Price & Info


Assembly Price: $990

Assembly Two-in-a-Row Price: $1,335

Travel Fee: $75 per day


Audience Limit: 300

Program Length: 50 min.

Appropriate For Grade(s): Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th



American History Month

Arts Appreciation Month

End of Year Celebration

Music in the Schools Month

National Arts & Humanities Month

Youth Arts Month

Curriculum Standards

Curriculum Standards

Language Arts Literacy

Social Studies


Technical Requirements

Artist will bring his own sound system; needs access to power. Artist arrives one hour in advance to set up.