The Caritas Society of St. John’s College, Annapolis, presents the Delta Blues and Dylan Déjà-vu spring fundraiser at St. John’s College, featuring music performances by Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers, an award-winning blues band from Boston; Washington, D.C.’s “First Lady of the Blues” Eleanor Ellis and friends; and Annapolis’ own The Basement Band, playing covers of songs by Bob Dylan and the Band. The concert, which will be followed by a reception with the performers, will be held on Saturday, March 8 at 8 p.m. in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium.
Tickets are $40 ($20 tax deductible). For best seats, order tickets early. Purchase tickets and reserve seats online: www.sjc.edu/events, then click on “Caritas Society.” To purchase by check, make checks payable to Caritas Society, St. John’s College, P.O. Box 2800, Annapolis, MD 21404-2800. For more information, or to make arrangements for handicapped parking: 410-972-4505; or [email protected]. Proceeds benefit St. John’s students who cannot meet college expenses.
Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers’ music is rooted in vintage 1930’s Mississippi Delta blues, and features original and classic songs that range from blues, soul, funk, and reggae. They are 2012’s Boston Music Award-winners for “Blues Artist of the Year.” A founding member of the D.C. Blues Society, Eleanor Ellis has been called the “preeminent acoustic blues guitarist of the Mid-Atlantic region.” She will perform with guitarist and vocalist Neil Harpe and renowned blues harp player Jay Summerour. The Basement Band performs music of Bob Dylan and The Band. Based in Annapolis, the group features blues-roots-rocker Dean Rosenthal, American roots duo Gary Wright and Leah Weiss, drummer Tom Fridrich, and bassist Jeff Muller. This festive musical performance is sponsored by the Caritas Society of St. John’s College, Annapolis.
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