July 27, 2014
Presented at the Museum Wharf in partnership with the Wooden Boat Reunion
For nearly four decades Morgan Davis has been on the road travelling across Canada, the United States and Europe. His performances draw from a rich tradition of country blues, as well as his own contemporary songs infused with wit and a large dose of humour. Originally from Detroit, Davis grew up listening to a prolific mix of rhythm and blues. The music of Jimmy Reed, Ike and Tina Turner, Chuck Berry and Fats Domino was in the air. He later moved to California with his family, and then in 1968 left for Canada.
While living in Rochdale College, Toronto’s mecca for the subculture of the late 1960′s, he immersed himself in the study of Delta Blues, especially the music of Robert Johnson. Toronto’s music scene in the early 1970′s was the perfect place for Davis to cut his teeth as a journeyman, having the opportunity to see and play with many legendary performers. Bukka White, Johnny Shines, Sunnyland Slim, Snooky Pryor, Hubert Sumlin, and John Hammond were encouraging supporters.
His most recent recording, “Drive My Blues Away” on Electro-Fi records is his first solo disc. His previous recording “At Home In Nova Scotia”, pays homage to Atlantic Canada where he has been a resident since 2001.
August 3, 2014
Turpin’s Trail is a Kingston-based quartet consisting of Brian Flynn, Jon McLurg, Chris Murphy and Noah St. Amand.
With a closet-full of over a dozen instruments and a wealth of great original & traditional songs and tunes, Turpin’s Trail brings together four of Kingston’s most accomplished musicians. Individually, the members of Turpin’s Trail have shared the stage with the likes of David Francey, Sarah Harmer, Ron Hynes, J.P. Cormier, Fred Eaglesmith, Leahy and the Masterless Men. Since forming last year, Turpin’s Trail has played such great venues as the Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque, and Kingston’s K-Rock Centre, and embarked on a tour of Cape Breton last fall.
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August 7, 2014
Host: Shauntay Grant
Featuring: George Elliot Clarke, The Sanctified Brothers, Al Johnson, Des Adams, Sylvia Hamilton, Reeny Smith, Colonel Frank Lumsden and the Charles Town Maroons Drummers and Dancers.
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We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.
MC David Friendly
This concert is provided for visitors to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and requires a museum admission fee.
Sponsored by Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
Host: Angela McKinnon
10:00 – 11:00: GYPSY JAZZ Gypsophilia
11:00 – 12:00: JAMAICAN RHYTHMS The Charles Town Maroons Drummers & Dancers