The Marlborough Arts Center, 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT is featuring Dan Stevens, internationally known acoustical blues singer and guitar player, at the 4th Friday @ the Arts Café on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Dan Stevens has been playing guitar since he was 16, and studied with Dave von Ronk who was known as the “mayor of McDougal Street” in Greenwich Village during the 1960’s folk music scene. He has played throughout the United States, Germany, UK, Canada, and the US Virgin Islands, but now focuses on the northeast and mid-Atlantic states, travelling from his home in Old Lyme, CT. He also plays regularly in the New York City Subway system in locations such as Times Square and Gran Central Terminal. Just recently his career was highlighted in the Coen Brothers’ movie, “Inside Llewyn Davis” set in the sixties’ Greenwich Village musical scene.
In early 2016 he won the Connecticut State Blues Society Challenge and represented our state at the International State Competition in Memphis on the famous Beale Street. Dan Stevens is also a collector and player of unique primitive guitars that include a 3-string “Cigar Box Guitar”, a 1-string “Diddly Bow” guitar, and also a “Resophonic” blues instrument decorated with a 1953 Rambler hubcap. His performance promises to bring all of these unique instruments and their sounds together for a very interesting musical experience. He is known as a raconteur and lauded for the authenticity of his approach.
Admission at the door is $10/person. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. BYOWine with other refreshments available. The Marlborough Arts Center is a non-profit organization with website www.marlborougharts.org and telephone (860) 295-9389.