Date(s) - 07/18/2015
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ethnomusicologist and acoustic Blues standout Dr. David Evans is coming to Gainesville on July 18, courtesy of the North Central Florida Blues Society. David Evans has been performing country blues since 1962, having learned directly from many southern blues musicians of an older generation. Much of this learning was gained in the course of field research on the country blues tradition, beginning in 1965. Evans is currently Professor of Music at the University of Memphis. He is the author of numerous books, including: Tommy Johnson (1971), Big Road Blues: Tradition and Creativity in the Folk Blues (1982) and The NPR Curious Listener’s Guide to Blues (2005), and he has produced over 50 LPs and CDs of his field and studio recordings of blues, gospel and folk music.
Evans’ first musical partner was the late Alan Wilson, who went on to become a member of the blues-rock group Canned Heat. Since 1980, Evans has toured in Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy and Switzerland as a guitar accompanist to Jessie Mae Hemphill, Hammie Nixon, Johnnie Shines, and Jack Owens, and has made over 40 solo tours across multiple continents.
Tallahassee-based opening act Belmont & Jones are gaining fans throughout Florida for their country Blues that has been described as “authentic enough to have emanated from the grooves of an old 78.”
Join us for an intimate acoustic Blues experience unlike anything you’ve probably experienced!