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Behind the Comic Book

Josh Coen has put his heart and soul into creating and running some of the nation’s most successful blues education programs in Lane County, Oregon. Now heading into its fourth full year, his twice-monthly Blues in the Schools program on behalf of the Rainy Day Blues Society reaches nearly 5,000 kids, grades 3-12, each year. He also founded and runs Oregon’s only Under 21 Blues Jam, giving Blues in the Schools program kids an opportunity to continue their blues education and develop their musical skills and jam etiquette under the tutelage of some of the area’s most experienced blues musicians.


Free Curriculum Includes:

1-hour program

• 2-3-hour program

• Topics and talking points for 8 different workshops

• Tips on funding and sponsorships

• Tips on coordinating musicians and offering compensation

Song suggestions that help tell the story of the blues

The basics of what you need and who you’ll need to run a successful program

The Curriculum

Specifically designed to make it easy for blues societies and schools to start a program using local talent (even blues education beginners!) and ensure that kids come away with certain knowledge of the blues. This curriculum and “How To” on starting and running your own program comes with your order, upon request.

Josh and his daughter, Savanna, a blues singer who got her start through some of the programs that he brought to her schools and the area.