Friday, May 7, 2010

Daryl Davis at the Silver Spring Blues Festival

Silver Spring’s Daryl Davis—keyboardist, vocalist, guitarist extraordinaire—will perform at this year’s Silver Spring Blues Festival, Saturday, May 22, 2010 in Downtown Silver Spring.

1n 1985, Pinetop Perkins, considered to be one of the greatest Blues and Boogie pianists, selected 27-year-old Daryl Davis to succeed him in the piano and vocal slot in the Legendary Blues Band. The late and legendary pianist Johnnie Johnson praised Daryl’s ability to master with authenticity, a piano style that was popular 50 years before he was born. Both pianists claimed Daryl as their godson.

As a performer, in addition to his own Daryl Davis Band, he has worked with countless greats including Elvis Presley’s Jordanaires, Chuck Berry, The Legendary Blues Band (formerly the Muddy Waters Blues Band), Hubert Sumlin, The Coasters, The Drifters, The Platters, Percy Sledge, Wanda Jackson, and many others. Daryl’s CD American Roots, received rave reviews from the two top Blues magazines, Living Blues and Blues Revue and received the WAMA (Washington Area Music Association) Award for Best Roots Music Artist as well as the WAMMIE for Best Blues Instrumentalist. Daryl has toured nationwide and Europe and just released his second CD, Alternate Routes.

As an actor, Daryl has lent his abilities to stage, big screen and most recently has appeared the critically acclaimed television show, The Wire.

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1 comment:

Marla said...

Daryl - Just wanted to make you aware of a documentary on Johnnie Johnson that's being produced by filmmaker Art Holliday. You can find out more about the film here: and the films website:

Best of luck to you!