Sunday, February 11, 2018

Music to soothe the devil in you.

The seeming simplicity of the Blues betrays a raw emotional power that speaks straight to the soul. Maybe that’s why the Blues is the howling original voice of all modern American music – from R&B to rock and roll to country music.

They say if you really want to understand the Blues, you’ve got to go to the crossroads and let the devil tune your guitar – but maybe we’ve found a shortcut.  Join Rachael Worby and 
John Hammond for our own crossroads of discovery, smart fun, and the kind of musical pain that just sounds so right.



  • One of the most pervasive myths in the music world is that of Robert Johnson. In the 1920’s, Johnson wanted to play the Blues but wasn’t very good with a guitar. He went out to the crossroads just before midnight and let the devil tune his guitar. From there, he became an iconic Blues musician.

  • Award-winning Bluesman John Hammond has a legendary career of over 50 years of innovative brilliance and the stories to match. He has worked with other icons such as Jimi Hendrix, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Duane Allman, and Tom Waits.
  • Artistic Director Rachael Worby will narrate our journey and provide her insight into the venue, the repertoire, and the theme.
  • Like all MUSE/IQUE events, this will feature a multitude of connections across music styles and disciplines. 


JOHN HAMMOND - Vocals & Guitar - Grammy Award-winner, Blues Hall of Fame Inductee, Blues Music Award-winner

Pasadena Museum of California Art
Kosmic Krylon Garage

490 East Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

Mingling + Refreshments 6pm / Performance 7pm
Concessions available for purchase. / 70-minute show with no intermission

Seating is eclectic and mostly unreserved. For more information about a select few reserved seats through sponsorship or elevated philanthropic giving, please call Development Director Liliane Ribeiro at 626-844-7703 or email
Suggested Attire: Dressy Casual

MUSE/IQUE is grateful to our Producing Sponsors, Parsons Corporation and East West Bank.


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