There were two classes I was simultaneously most excited and super anxious about: "Zen and the Art of Delta Blues" and "Polyamorhythms." I taught material that was really close to my heart and I was nervous folks wouldn't really be interested and appreciate it. But those two classes ended up being the most fun, beautiful, exciting, and inspiring classes to teach. I had a number of people ask me to share my playlist from the "Zen and the Art of Delta Blues" class, so here it is. It contains a variety of country blues songs, with Delta, Piedmont, and Hill Country tunes.
A lot of times I see folks struggling to connect with really twangy, minimal country blues and it breaks my heart. To me this music is incredibly beautiful and hypnotic. I can fall into a trance with the music and my body movement and forget the rest of the world even exists. I'm so glad I got to share that with the students and thanks to everyone who opened up to that experience in my class.