HARRIS CENTER PRESENTS
SUMMER BLUES SESSIONS 2018
With Guy Davis, Lazy Lester, Joe Beard, HowellDevine & Deep Basement Shakers
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Host of the Harris Center’s annual Blues Harmonica Blowout, Mark Hummel returns to kick off the summer with a special acoustic folk blues celebration featuring an amazing lineup of talent. Guitarist Guy Davis received a 2017 Grammy nomination for best traditional blues album. 83 year old Lazy Lester’s career singing and playing blues harmonica began in the 1950s – he’s a Louisiana Music Hall of Famer also in the Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis. Guitarist/vocalist Joe Beard’s roots are in Mississippi where he was born in 1938; his 1996 recording “Blues Union” earned Offbeat Magazine’s Blues Album of the year award. The Deep Basement Shakers (here joined by Hummel) specialize in primal, joint-rockin’ barrel house blues n’ boogie, bringing to life deep musical traditions of bygone years of American roots music. The trio HowellDevine deftly mixes Delta/country blues with wildly syncopated rhythms to create a rollicking present day sound from the past. A special evening of acoustic blues honoring the roots of the music while sharing the work of practitioners at the forefront of the genre.
$23-$38; Premium $43
Students with ID $12
Two 50 minute sets; with 20 minute intermission