In the second segment of today's edition of Midday on the Arts, Tom welcomes to Studio A the legendary blues musician and storyteller, Guy Davis. Davis is also an author, a playwright, a teacher, and an actor in films, television and on Broadway, and he's the son of Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, the late, great actors and civil rights activists. Guy has returned to this year's Common Ground on the Hill three-week workshop and concert series, which got underway this week in Westminster, Maryland.
Tom is also joined by Common Ground on the Hill's founder and executive director, Walt Michael, who is also a renowned blue grass musician and a master of the hammered dulcimer.
This program was livestreamed on WYPR's Facebook page; the video (which runs from 17:30 to 40:00 on the feed) can be viewed here.
Guy Davis's latest CD is the 2016 release, Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train – A Look Back at Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry.
You can catch Guy Davis tonight at 8:00pm on the campus of McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, where he will join the staff of the Common Ground on the Hill in a Blues Night concert.
For a complete schedule of ongoing concerts and workshops at Common Ground on the Hill's Traditions Weeks series at McDaniels College, and for information about its 22nd Annual Roots Music and Arts Festival on Saturday, July 13th at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster, click here.