Born Under a Bad Sign – F20 Blues Ensemble

A Fall 2020 semester project for the UMass Lowell Blues Ensemble by Dirty River Blues Band.

Dirty River Blues Band is:

Anthony Adario – Guitar, Keys
Alexis Csicsek – Vocals
Jesse Green – Guitar
Joe Milia – Drums
Caleb Rawlinson – Bari Sax
Spencer Roach – Bass
Evan Smith – Tenor Sax
Rachel Sullivan – Flute
Jackson Winders – Trumpet

Mix Engineer – Anthony Adario
Each performer recorded their own parts; Anthony Adario collected, edited and mixed them.

Video – John Shirley
As an excuse to play with a new “toy” (a 360-degree action camera), John Shirley shot and edited the video. John is the Founding Director of the ensemble, and coordinator of the Composition for New Media program.

This was a socially distanced project, shot completely outdoors and utilizing a green screen and a warped perspective camera making players look much closer together than they were.

Born Under a Bad Sign was recorded and made famous by Albert King. The lyrics are by William Bell and the music by Booker T. Jones (Stax Records bandleader).

UMass Lowell Music has undergraduate programs in:
Composition for New Media
Sound Recording Technology
Music Business
Music Studies (teaching preparation)

And three graduate degrees in Music Education:
Master of Music Education (Teaching Certification)
Master of Music in Music Education (Research Thesis/Project option)
Master of Music in Music Education (Community Music option)

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