|The late John Jackson and Archie Edwards with Rick Franklin at a DC Blues Society |
Black History Month program Photo © Ron Weinstock
|Rick Franklin in 2007|
Photo © Ron Weinstock
Performers include Rick himself and His Delta Blues Boys that will include a variety of musician friends of Rick to support him as he plays a variety of blues and hokum music. Also appearing on this program are the Sheryl Sears Trio; M.S.G - the Acoustic Blues Trio; and Daryl Davis.
Sheryl Sears is a wonderful vocalist who is the amongst those who have emerged out of the weekly jams of the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation. M.S.G. is comprised of Jackie Merritt, Miles Spicer, and Resa Gibbs whose performances are centered on the Piedmont blues which they interpret in their own style to which they add original blues and folk songs. Daryl Davis has been a fixture on the mid-Atlantic blues circuit for over a quarter of a century. While known as a master of boogie woogie and blues piano, he is also an exceptional guitarist who will mix in rock and roll and country into his sets. He was mentored by the late Pinetop Perkins and Johnny Johnson and also is Chuck Berry's East Coast pianist.
|Daryl Davis and Pinetop Perkins at bangkok Blues in 2005. Photo © Ron Weinstock|
It will be a terrific afternoon of entertainment and there will be BBQ to enjoy along with the music and support the cause For more details: http://msisbs.org/event/4th-annual-bbq-blues-jam. See you there. And to whet your musical appetite, here is a video of Rick performing.