James Clem Masterclass
Join James for an limited seating Ukulele Masterclass at the Uke Boutique and possibly at the Boutique View Hotel where the Ukulele Club of Amsterdam has weekly meetings.. September 20th 2016 beginning at 20:00 – 22:00: Next Level, intermediate, & Advanced Players only please.
Final destination depending on reservations TBA.
Wednesday James will present to our members at our weekly meeting and jam.. Join for free but for this UkeStock event there will be a
€5 contribution and you must sign up online at ukuleleclub.org. This is not a workshop..
Ticket will be emailed to you after purchase. If you haven’t received the email within 48 hrs, please contact us..
About James Clem
As a teenager learning the guitar in the suburbs of Los Angeles, James became interested in blues around 1966 while listening to many of the great originals such as Bukka White, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Mance Lipscomb, and Johnny Shines at the Ash Grove folk club in L.A.
He formed one of the city’s first blues bands, playing a primitive Hubert Sumlin-style lead as well as slide guitar in a Muddy Waters/Elmore James vein.
It was at this time that James was given a 1930’s National Style O resonator guitar which had been gathering dust in the garage of his drummer’s father. That started a lifelong love of these wonderful instruments.
From 1970 – 71, he went on the road in a R & amp; B/Soul band fronted by the Spruell Brothers from Los Angeles.
He joined Detroit bluesman Chick Willis’s band (which had a regional blues hit record at the time) playing blues joints throughout the mid-west.
Returning to California to find the blues scene in one of its many slumps, he played in various rock and rockabilly roots-type bands.
In the late 1980’s James lived in London, England performing with Real Rock Drive, a group playing a jump/jive style of music.