The Daryl Davis Band brings rocking blues and boogie-woogie to The Mainstay in Rock Hall, Maryland on Saturday October 8 at 8:00 p.m. The concert is the capstone of Rock Hall’s annual FallFest, a daylong celebration of family, community, and oysters. Admission is $20. For information and reservations call 410-639-9133. Information is also available at the Mainstay’s website https://www.mainstayrockhall.org.
Daryl Davis is a vocalist, guitarist, composer, and masterful keyboardist who plays old-time rock ‘n roll, blues and boogie-woogie. Born in Chicago, the electric blues capital of the world, he received a Bachelor in Music degree from Howard University. He has worked extensively with artists such as Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Percy Sledge.
The great boogie-woogie, blues and rock n’ roll pianists Pinetop Perkins and Johnnie Johnson all praised Davis’s authenticity playing in styles that were popular 20 years before he was born. He has made a name for himself playing his own take on the styles of such pioneers as Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Fats Domino. Davis played in The Legendary Blues Band (which was the Muddy Waters band) and was a regular for many years in the piano slot for Chuck Berry’s band.
He will be joined on the Mainstay stage by Russ Rodgers on bass, Keith Grimes on guitar, Anders Eliasson on drums, and Seth Kibel on saxophone.
Davis is always a Mainstay favorite and reservations are a must.
The Mainstay (Home of Musical Magic) is the friendly informal storefront performing arts center on Rock Hall’s old time Main Street. It is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit dedicated to the arts, serving Rock Hall, MD and the surrounding region. It is committed to presenting local, regional and national level talent, at a reasonable price, in an almost perfect acoustic setting. Wine, beer, sodas and snacks are available at the bar.
The Mainstay is supported by ticket sales, fundraising including donations from friends and audience members and an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.
For information and reservations call the Mainstay at 410-639-9133. More information is also available at the Mainstay’s website https://www.mainstayrockhall.org.
Upcoming Mainstay performances include:
Oct. 10 Mainstay Monday with guest Henning Hoehne, reeds
Oct. 15 Rossano, Nicki and Chuck: Rossano Sportiello, Nicki Parrott and Chuck Redd
Oct. 16 Kelley Mickwee
Oct. 17 Mainstay Monday with guest Phil Dutton, piano and vocals
Oct. 22 Sue Matthews: A Grand Night for Singing, a tribute to Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rogers and Jerome Kern
Oct. 24 Mainstay Monday with guests Barbara Parker, vocals and Pres Harding, guitar