January 21, 2014 at 3:59 PM
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – True Blues, a summit of world renowned blues artists hosted by Corey Harris, comes to the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Thursday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Harris, a MacArthur Fellows grant recipient, will be joined by fellow roots musician Guy Davis and the Grammy Award-winning Alvin Youngblood Hart. This trio of world-class musicians all share a love for the blues and are sure to bring some heat to SOPAC on a wintry night.
Both Corey Harris and Alvin Youngblood Hart were featured in Martin Scorcese’s The Blues: A Musical Journey, which followed Corey on a roots journey to West Africa. Alvin contributed, as well, to Wim Wenders’ The Soul Of a Man and Denzel Washington’s The Great Debaters. Guy 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 pre-concert lecture and demonstration will take place from 6:30-7pm and is open to the public.
Buy tickets here: www.sopacnow.org/636/true-blues, and enter the code BluesIBF for a special 50% discount.