Hosted by Corey Harris and featuring renowned roots musician Guy Davis and Alvin Youngblood Hart, True Blues chronicles the extraordinary living culture of the blues in an evening of music and conversation. Bringing the True Blues film to the concert stage, the True Blues concert vividly brings to life this crucial wellspring of American music. True Blues is set to take the stage at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, 8 p.m., Jan. 24.
Harris’ Acoustic Delta blues sound has received attention from the MacArthur Foundation (he was a recipient of their 2007 ‘Genius’ Award) and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s American Masterpieces: evolutionary road Tour.
Both Harris and Hart were featured in Martin Scorcese’s The Blues: A Musical Journey, which followed Harris on a roots journey to West Africa. Hart contributed, as well, to Wim Wenders’ The Soul Of a Man and Denzel Washington’s The Great Debaters. Davis has often followed in the Thespian footsteps of his parents, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, most recently in the Broadway revival of Finian’s Rainbow, and earlier in Mulebone and Robert Johnson: Trick the Devil.
A complete listing of artists and performers scheduled for Weinberg’s 2013-14 season can be found at www.weinbergcenter.org. Tickets for all shows are now on sale and may be purchased online at www.weinbergcenter.org or at the Weinberg Center Box Office located at 20 W. Patrick Street in Frederick.