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Bluesman Guy Davis: Live In Midday's Studio A

Jul 7, 2017

Walt Michael, Guy Davis and Tom Hall in Studio A
Credit Photo by Jamyla Krempel

We welcome to Studio A the legendary blues musician and storyteller, Guy Davis.  He’s in town to headline the Common Ground on the Hill Roots Music and Arts Festival, which takes place tomorrow at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster.  Guy is no stranger to the festival.  He’s been teaching and performing at Common Ground for 23 years.  He is also this year’s recipient of the Robert H. Chambers Award for Excellence in the Traditional Arts, an award he shares with some pretty bold-face company:  people like Jose Feliciano, Pete Seeger, Richie Havens, and Odetta are past recipients…

Also joining us in the studio today is Walt Michael.  He’s a hammered dulcimer virtuoso, and an internationally acclaimed expert in the traditional arts…He’s also the founder and executive director of Common Ground on the Hill; a two-week series of classes focusing on arts, music and culture, held each July on the campus of McDaniel College.  Founded in 1994, Common Ground on the Hill, discovers and teaches the common ground found in the traditional arts, and celebrates it each year with two Summer Festivals at the Carroll County Farm Museum, and a monthly concert series at the Carroll Arts Center.