The Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio and Gallery presents the next Concert in the Garden: Ramblin’ Dan Stevens and Erik Simon Vuoritie – Aug. 7, 2014, 7-9pm.
Gates open half an hour before the show. $10 donation – BYOB – Bistro Style Seating.
Ramblin’ Dan Steven
Dan performs an eclectic mix of traditional fingerstyle blues and originals and has entertained audiences throughout the US, Germany, UK, Canada and Virgin Islands. Of special interest is his unique style of “bottleneck” slide playing popularized by early Mississippi delta bluesmen including his use of a homemade, three stringed “Cigar Box Guitar” and one stringed “Diddly Bow”, both primitive blues instruments. Dan has been lauded for the authenticity of his approach gained by many years on the road as a traveling blues musician. Dan has appeared with such artists as Arlo Guthire, Richie Havens, Charlie Daniels, James Cotton, Gatemouth Brown and many others.
For more info on Dan Stevens, please visit www.danstevens.net.
Erik Simon Vuoritie will be opening the show, More info:
Banging on drums at age 2 and starting classical guitar study at 5, Erik Simon Vuoritie learned at an early age that life without music is no life at all. Now, a 17-year-old student at Westbrook High School, Erik plays a combination of classical, Spanish and Latin American guitar music along with his classical-inspired arrangements of Beatles and popular melodies. Erik studies classical guitar with Alexander Vlassenkov and plays guitar and trumpet in the WHS jazz band. His guitar skills have taken him to the White House for a program hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and to Siena, Italy as part of a strings chamber music program organized by members of the Hartford Symphony. Erik performs as a professional musician in musical theater pit bands and as a solo instrumentalist for special events along the Connecticut shoreline.