7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday February 17Opening Act
with Bennett Harris
At the core of Bennett Harris's music is an intricate fingerpicking guitar style, based on the Rev. Gary Davis method (as taught to Bennett by a Davis protege, the late Ian Buchanan.) This string weaving generates a carnival-like, upbeat sound of the ragtime era, providing a warm texture behind Bennett's emotional singing and harmonica playing.
An old Gibson flat top guitar is Bennett's choice of tradition. He switches guitars entirely for the gritty Delta "bottleneck" slide style, employing his pre-WWll gem of a National steel guitar. This metal-bodied resonator guitar has a memorable, commanding gut-bucket growl and whine, perfect for the rugged Delta blues sound of the Deep South plantation culture. It is a unique, all-American sound.The FALCON
1348 Route 9W
Marlboro, NY See Map