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Selby Minner and Blues on the Move


Selby Minner
Photo by Holly Roach

Contact Information:

Selby Minner
701 D.C. Minner St.
Rentiesville, OK 74459

Phone:

(918) 855-0978 (day)
(918) 473-2411 (evening)

Email:

dcminner@windstream.net

Website:

Availability:

Year round, Statewide

Settings:

Schools: pre-k, elementary, middle, high, special ed, alternative ed
Community Sites: art centers, libraries, parks, senior and recreation centers

Bio:

Selby Minner is an inductee in the Oklahoma Blues hall of Fame. She is a life time student of the music having been the bassist and singer with OK blues legend D.C. Minner for 31 years. She has performed with Little Johnny Taylor, E.G. Kight, Albert Collins, Hubert Sumlin, Tony Mathews and many more. She loves teaching and the kids she teaches love the electric guitar.

Together with D.C., Selby won an international "Keeping the Blues Alive Award" in Education and has been featured in Living Blues Magazine, Black Entertainment Television and on the Oprah Winfrey Show. The pair performed across the nation, overseas and at home in Rentiesville. The couple's invigorating residencies incorporated numerous curriculum areas including performance, math and history. Since the passing of D. C., Selby can bring in another musician all week and add the drummer on the day of performance so that the students will be able to sing, dance or play percussion (their choice) in a band performance. They wiill also be able to trace Rock and Roll music of today back to its Blues origin.

Learning Goals:

We put on a performance last period of the residency and any students we see each day (target groups) get to be in the show. They dance or sing or play percussion. Skills we develop include: