Bill Johnson at PAMA

Bill Johnson, 2012 Juno award nominee and Maple Blues Award winner will be hosting a workshop this month on the Saanich Peninsula

Bill Johnson

NORTH SAANICH — Bill Johnson, 2012 Juno award nominee and Maple Blues Award winner will be hosting a workshop this month on the Saanich Peninsula.

Johnson is fresh back from the Hornby Island Blues Workshop which happened at the beginning of May.

On Saturday, May 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Johnson will be at the Peninsula Academy of Music Arts putting on his own workshop on blues guitar.

Anyone interested in the blues is welcome to join the workshop.

Topics covered will include rhythm guitar in traditional songs, the blues scale, how to construct a solo, soloing over chord changes,  and an introduction to slide guitar.

There will also be time for a question and answer period with Johnson during the workshop.

The workshop fee is $45 and refreshments will be provided.

Call 778-426-1800 to register for the class or visit www.peninsulaacademy.ca for more information on PAMA’s workshop series.

The Peninsula Academy of Music Arts is located in North Saanich at 1662 Mills Rd., in the same building as the Royal Canadian Legion.

Ample parking is available in PAMA’s lot for attendees of the workshop.

News staff