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“Down Home, Back Porch Blues” Concert at St. John’s Features Local Musicians and Legendary Blues Artists
Sponsored by PNC Bank`
St. John’s welcomes the community to a foot-stomping concert, “Down Home Back Porch Blues.” Well-known local musicians and legendary blues artists will perform acoustic folk blues, Mississippi Delta blues, Piedmont blues, and ragtime music. The concert will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium on Sunday, November 22, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Seating opens at 1:30 p. m. The concert will followed by a reception with the musicians.
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Space is limited. To make reservations, click on the button below or call Molly Burnett at 410-626-2881.
”Down Home Back Porch Blues” is sponsored by the Friends of St. John’s College and all proceeds will towards scholarships for undergraduates at the college.
Blues is a distinctively home-grown American art form, with roots in the spirituals, ballads, chants, and other musical forms practiced among African American communities of the South in the 19th century. Many of the musicians in “Down Home Back Porch Blues,” including Annapolis native Neil Harpe and Severna Park resident Max Ochs, often perform together. The line-up also includes Baltimore-born artist Erin Harpe, Washington, D.C. native Rick Franklin, Louisiana native Eleanor Ellis, and blues legends Warner Williams and Jay Summerour.
Complete performer line-up:
Max Ochs (Interview: City Paper
Rick Franklin. Rick performs solo and with and Neil (Harpe as "Franklin, Harpe & Usilton":