April 28th, 2019 -
4:00pm - 6:30pm
Dyck Arboretum of the Plains
177 W. Hickory Street
Hesston, KS 67062
“Truth be told, there just aren’t many who can deliver Americana in as interesting and entertaining a manner – or give acoustic traditional blues such a contemporary sound – as Davis, and it sure is a lot of fun hearing him explore the different sides of the genre here on Kokomo Kidd.” ~ The Blues PowR Blog
Guy Davis has spent his musical life carrying his message of the blues around the world, from the Equator to the Arctic Circle, earning him the title “An Ambassador of the Blues”. His work as an actor, author, and music teacher earmark him as a renaissance man of the blues. What music and acting have in common, he explains, “is that I don’t like people to see the hard work and the sweat that goes into what I do. I want them to hear me and be uplifted.”
When Guy Davis plays the blues, he doesn’t want you to notice how much art is involved. “It takes work making a song that’s simple, and playful, and easy to do,” he says. “And I don’t want people to see that. I want some little eight-‐year-‐old kid in the front row to have big eyes and say, ‘Hey, I want to do that!’.”
- Pre-paid, reserved seating single-concert tickets (pre-tax) are $20 for adults and $10 for children 18 and under; Dyck Arboretum members receive a 10 percent discount – $18/$9.
Crust & Crumb a la carte menu ($5 each) at intermission (approximately 4:45 p.m.):
- Roast Beef and Caramelized Onion on Country Sourdough
- Smashed White Bean and Radish on Croissant
- Strawberry Shortcake
- Lemon Merengue Pie
Learn more about Guy Davis at http://guydavis.com/wp/
Presented by Dyck Arboretum of the Plains and the Prairie Window Concert Series.