Halifax-based musicians, Ced Marty & Dave, deliver a distinct repertoire of blues, ballads, and R&B. The members of the trio – Ced Upshaw (guitar and vocals), Marty Williams (harmonica and vocals), and Dave Skinner (cajon, percussion, and vocals) – take their inspiration from the likes of Howling Wolf, Robert Johnson, and Eric Clapton; while they are influenced by these artists, they cover but never copy. Ced Marty & Dave know how to select classic songs that are full of heart and often soaked in grit, and this has helped them develop a loyal fan base. Winners of the Bucky Adams Memorial Award at the 2017 ECMAs, they have also been recognized by the African Nova Scotian Music Association, winning the Rising Star award (2015) and Emerging Artist award (2011). The engaging and entertaining bluesmen are making their Festival debut.
Thursday: 9:30 AM Folk Steps Music Conference, Zion Lutheran Church
Friday: 3:00 PM A Trio of Trios, Zion Lutheran Church
Saturday: 3:00 PM More Blues Zion Lutheran Church
Sunday: 10:00 AM Gospel Concert, Main Stage
2:00 PM Fisheries Museum Wharf Stage