In a special tribute to Black History Month, enjoy the sounds of veteran bluesman, Ramblin' Dan Stevens, as he explores the history of the blues in America. Listen to rockin' fingerstyle blues, and Americana emanating from the depths of the delta.
The music he presents can be traced chronologically through its development in different regions of the south and follows the great African American migration to important centers like Memphis, Chicago, and beyond. The roots of rock and roll, jazz and even hip hop can be traced to this important form. Of special interest are pieces performed on Dan's homemade, three-stringed "Cigar Box Guitar" and one-stringed "Diddley Bow", both primitive instruments used by early bluesmen and played with a "bottleneck" slide.
We are super excited as Ramblin' visits Darien Library again and will mix his unique music with a touch of history. You will not want to miss this special concert!
About the Performer
Ramblin' Dan Stevens is a veteran touring bluesman and teacher who has entertained audiences throughout the US, Germany, UK, Canada, and the Virgin Islands. As a finalist in the International Blues Challenge on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, and protege of the legendary folk and blues icon, Dave Van Ronk, Dan has been lauded for his ability as a raconteur and for the authenticity of his approach gained by many years on the road as a traveling blues musician.