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YSU hosts blues singing master class Monday

YOUNGSTOWN — Hugh Pool will give a master class on singing delta blues 4 p.m. Monday at Ford Theater in Youngstown State University’s Bliss Hall.

Pool is a songwriter and producer who plays guitar in a unique style that melds traditional delta blues, country music and classic and psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll. He is a partner in Excello Recording Studios in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, and its client list includes David Byrne, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Richard Hell, Deborah Harry and Taj Mahal.

He has performed on the “Emeril Lagassi Show,” “The Mitch Albom Show,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “The City” and “Love Monkey.” His original songs have been used for television, movies, the award-winning documentary “Don’t Shut Me Out” and the off-Broadway play “Orphans.”

The master class is free and open to the public. Masks are required in all YSU buildings.

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