FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Alaina Sadick Goss
firstname.lastname@example.org (301) 581-5190
(NORTH BETHESDA, MD) – Take a trip through Mississippi’s rich cultural history with Voices of Mississippi at the Music Center at Strathmore Saturday, February 4th, 2023, at 8 PM. This immersive multimedia experience and concert event celebrates the people and art of the southern blues, gospel, and storytelling traditions.
Based on the 2019 Grammy-winning box set of the same name, “Voices of Mississippi,” the program features musical performances by notable Mississippi artists, including Bobby Rush, Sharde Thomas, and Luther and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars. The show includes archival film and images from Dr. William Ferris, painting a powerful picture of a unique time and place that remains an essential piece of the American cultural fabric.
Part of Strathmore’s ongoing Windows Series, the performance will feature a preconcert "Piedmont Blues Lecture & Blues Jam" with American R&B and blues musician and activist Daryl Davis at 6:30pm. Davis will go deeper into the history of Piedmont Blues and lead an informal acoustic blues jam session. Musicians of all skill levels are welcome to bring their instruments and join the jam.
Daryl Davis is an international recording artist, published author, actor and leader of the Daryl Davis Band. He’s worked with artists such as Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley’s Jordanaires, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Platters, The Drifters, The Coasters, Bo Diddley, Percy Sledge, and Sam Moore.
This program is made possible in part through the generous support of AARP
Strathmore is a multidimensional, creative anchor in the community, where everyone can connect with the arts, and artists can explore their full potential. It presents hundreds of performances, visual arts, and education programs, annually, for diverse audiences on its Montgomery County Maryland campus and in the community.
All of Strathmore’s facilities are Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accredited.
For further information or tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.