March 25, 2019

Old Lyme Historical Society Hosts ‘Blues 101’ Concert & Lecture Tonight; All Welcome

Dan Stevens presents ‘Blues 101,’ Saturday at the Old Lyme Historical Society.

On Saturday, March 16, the Old Lyme Historical Society (OLHS) presents a history of the blues with vintage instruments played by Ramblin’ Dan Stevens. The event will be held at the OLHS building at 55 Lyme St., Old Lyme, starting at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. Admission is $10 and the proceeds will benefit both the OLHS and the MusicNow Foundation.

Stevens will present Blues 101, the origins and development of the music genre at the heart of jazz, pop, and rock & roll. The evening combines historical images and film footage with live performance.

An accomplished blues musician in his own right, Stevens will perform in a variety of styles, including demonstrations of the three-string cigar box guitar and the one-string diddley bow. These simple but expressive home-made instruments gave many a blues performer their first taste of music-making, and the influence of their bottleneck slide sound still shapes the blues and other genres today.

Stevens is the president of the MusicNow Foundation, dedicated to helping young people gain hands-on experience of music-making and public performance in a variety of genres. 

For more information on the Old Lyme Historical Society visit their website

For more information on the MusicNow Foundation, visit their website.

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