2011 Hampton Acoustic Blues Revival set for April 9 @ TNCC

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The 10th Annual Hampton Acoustic Blues Revival will take place on Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Hampton campus at the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium in Templin Hall on Saturday, April 9 from 4-9:30 p.m. The free event is open to the public and includes performances by M.S.G.-The Acoustic Blues Trio which features TNCC Adjunct Instructor Jackie Merritt, a guitarist, bassist and harmonica player. Others on the program are Bruce Kincaid, Fetner & Dikon, Fat Tony and Del Rey.

The festival begins with Bruce Kincaid conducting a “Diddley Bow Workshop” from 4-4:45 p.m. The diddley bow is a homemade instrument consisting of a wooden board and a single wire string stretched between two screws. It’s played by plucking while varying the pitch with a metal or glass slide held in the other hand. The instrument is significant to blues music because many blues guitarists got their start playing it as children. Kincaid is an accomplished vocalist, percussionist and harmonica player who has performed with classic rock and blues band Relic and the Virginia Choral Society. He currently plays with Shelly Craig-Potter and Dale Butcher as part of the band, Blues Committee.

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2008 Hampton Acoustic Blues Revival set for April 12 at TNCC

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The Seventh Annual Hampton Acoustic Blues Revival, hosted by the Natchel’ Blues Network, will be presented at Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Hampton, on April 12 from 4:00-9:30 p.m. The free event ? made possible with support from the Hampton Arts Commission and the TNCC Cultural Affairs Committee ? is open to the public.

The festival line up this year includes winners of the Tidewater area’s International Blues Competition, Bobby “Blackhat” Walters and Larry B.; a workshop by well-known Hampton Roads guitarist, Amy Ferebee; and regional and national artists, Bill Sheffield and K.J. James. Headlining the festival is multitalented Daryl Davis, a keyboardist, vocalist and guitarist. The Maryland resident is also an author, professional actor, and lecturer.

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Rory Block to Headline the Hampton Acoustic Blues Revival at Thomas Nelson Community College

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Saturday, 07 April 2007 The Seventh Annual Hampton Acoustic Blues Revival, hosted by the Natchel Blues Network, will be presented at the Mary T. Christian Auditorium on the Hampton campus of Thomas Nelson Community College from 4:00 -9:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. The festival features performances by “Living Legend” and two-time Blues Music Award Winner, Rory Block, with a workshop, “Wild Women Get the Blues” by W. C. Handy award winner, Gaye Adegbalola of Saffire-The Uppity Blues Women. Blues Committee will open the festival. The festival, which is free and open to the public, is made possible with support from the Hampton Arts Commission and the Thomas Nelson Community College Cultural Affairs Committee.

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