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CROSSROADS: A Journey with the Blues, featuring Malcolm Wells

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Families can come to this program and learn how to play the harmonica from Central Iowa Blues Society member Malcolm Wells. Attendees will receive a free harmonica courtesy of the Central Iowa Blues Society while supplies last, so come early! Recommended for ages six and up.

Malcolm Wells performs/fronts the band , Malcolm Wells and The Two Timers. Malcolm is an extraordinary vocalist and an even better harmonica player. Traditional Blues is his specialty. This is focusing on a family or younger age group. Anyone wishing to participate is given a student harmonica as they arrive. Malcolm will
give a history of the harmonica and show all the basics of the harmonica. Malcolm will also share some of his current music as he has
a new cd being released soon!

Remember to bring a chair or blanket to sit on, as the program will be outdoors at an open-air shelter at Riley Park, located at 2819 53rd St. in Des Moines.


Inclement Weather

This program is hosted outdoors. In case of inclement weather please check back here for updates.