The Acoustic Blues ensemble will meet weekly for a supervised rehearsal. The ensemble is open to voice, guitar, bass, piano, drums, violin, and mandolin principals. In this class students will focus on the development and performance of traditional and modern acoustic blues repertoire. Materials covered include the work of pre-war, post-war and modern acoustic blues artists like Robert Johnson, Skip James, Sonny Boy Williamson, Son House, Bessie Smith, the Mississippi Sheiks, Sippie Wallace, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Taj Mahal, Eric Clapton, Keb' Mo', Bonnie Raitt, and The Derek Trucks Band. This performing ensemble will play various showcases for the Berklee American Roots Program.