Monday, April 15, 2013

Daryl Davis Boogies The Woogie at Tinner Hill Blues Fest Fundraiser


Sunday night, April 14, Daryl Davis, a mainstay of the Washington DC blues and roots music scene, performed with some friends at a fundraiser for the Tinner Hill Blues Festival. The fundraiser took place at a residence in Arlington Virginia and was catered by the Falls Church location of Famous Dave's BBQ.

Daryl performed solo a wonderful first set (and nice to see him on a real piano and not an acoustic piano. After a break he returned with drummer, harmonica and Bobby Parker's saxophone player for more rousing music. Daryl has played at numerous shows and festivals in the DC area (He played the 1st DC Blues Festival in 1989), and tours with the legendary Chuck Berry on the East Coast of the United States. Mentored by the late Johnnie Johnson (Chuck's original pianist) and Pinetop Perkins, he plays strong two-handed boogie woogie and blues along with some rock and roll and even old pop songs.

A fun evening of music and friends. Daryl will also be performing as part of the Tinner Hill Blues Festival. His performance will take place on Saturday afternoon, June 8. Visit www.tinnerhill.org for more information.

1 comment:

Nikki Graves Henderson said...

Loved that lesson on Boogie Woogie history Daryl slipped in on us toward the end of the second set! "Edu-taining" indeed!