Concerts & Events

All-School Recital
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Del Rey, Steve James, and Suzy Thompson



Del Rey, Steve James, and Suzy Thompson

Saturday, February 3
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

A treasure to behold in the Pacific Northwest, Del Rey and Steve James are masters of resonator guitar, ukulele, and mandolin. Like the titans before them, they entertain audiences around the world with foot-tapping-blues-with-a-groove made famous by Memphis Minnie and Tampa Red. Together, they holler new life into the beautiful, sorrowful sounds of boogie-woogie. Audiences instantly become fans and guitar players are newly inspired to play bottleneck slide. They are joined this year by Suzy Thompson, one of the rare musicians today who has mastered the acoustic blues violin, following in the footsteps of Lonnie Chatmon, Clifford Hayes and Eddie Anthony. A powerful blues singer in the styles of Memphis Minnie and Bessie Smith, and a highly respected blues fingerpicking guitarist, Suzy is unique in her ability to combine fiddle, vocals and guitar in the blues and ragtime idioms. Don't miss the treasured trio in this intimate, acoustic evening at Dusty Strings!