Daryl Davis at Dorchester Center for the Arts

July 16, 2014

Cambridge, MD
July 16, 2014

Dorchester Center for the Arts (DCA), the Harriet Tubman Museum and MTS Broadcasting will present Daryl Davis, International Recording Artist, Author, Actor, Educator and Award-Winning Race Relations Expert on Saturday, August 16 at the Center. There will be two parts to the presentation, a lecture and a concert. Also sponsoring the day is the Maryland State Arts Council.

The day will begin with a free afternoon lecture at 4:00 p.m. The lecture introduction is “Come here the amazing true story of a Black man, a piano and a Klansman.” Then at 7:00 p.m., a Rock’ n ‘Roll, Country, Rockabilly and Blues concert will be presented at 7:00 p.m.

Daryl Davis - Photo: Steven G. Atkinson

Daryl Davis – Photo: Steven G. Atkinson

Daryl Davis is a Chicago native who graduated from Howard University with a degree in Jazz. He was mentored by legendary pianists Pinetop Perkins and Johnnie Johnson, who both claimed him as their godson and praised his ability to master a piano style that was popular long before he was born. In addition to being a musician, Daryl is an actor, author and lecturer, who now resides in Maryland.

Apart from the Daryl Davis Band, he was worked with Elvis Presley’s Jordanaires, Chuck Berry, The Legendary Blues Band, Percy Sledge, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Coasters, The Platters, The Drifters and others. Daryl’s CD’s American Roots and Alternate Routes, received rave reviews from leading music magazines and he has won several awards for Best Artist in the Roots and Blues categories. He tours both nationally and internationally.

As an actor, Daryl has appeared in a number of stage plays and movies roles, including the critically acclaimed television show The Wire. In addition, as an author, he has chronicled his experiences of interacting with members of the Ku Klux Klan, creating relationships with Klan members, who then left the organization because of their friendship with him. He shares his story in his book, “Klan-Destine Relationships.

The 4:00 lecture is free to all, but reservations are preferred. Tickets for the concert are $20 for DCA members; $25 for non-members and proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Dorchester Center for the Arts and the Harriet Tubman Museum.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 410-228-7782 or visit dorchesterarts.org. DCA is located at 321 High Street in Cambridge, Maryland.

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