Date(s) - Feb. 02, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Steve James is a songsmith, and a bottleneck guitarist; Del Rey plays resonator ukulele and is a complex, pianistic guitarist. These two powerful exponents of American vernacular guitar-playing have joined forces to make music testament to the hillbilly / smarty-pants / country blues aesthetic. Sharing a sense of humor and a similar manic intensity, their duets are smart, funny and full of instrumental virtuosity. The Red Barn Community Music Series presents Del Rey & Steve James in concert on Saturday, February 2, in the Red Barn at the Los Osos Community Park. Doors open at 4:30pm, the potluck and potluck jam band start at 5:00pm, and the performance is at 6:00pm.
Longtime colleagues and collaborators at festivals and workshops worldwide, Steve James and Del Rey met in 1992 in Santa Cruz. Their friendship developed over many years in different places around the world, as they exchanged stories and hot tips in various hotel bars. They kept running into one another, sharing double-bills in Belgium, at the Gloucester Blues Festival in England, until 2001, at the Port Townsend Country Blues Workshop they got serious about playing and recording together.
In addition to their twelve solo albums they have made two recordings together, “Tonight” (2004) and “Twins” (2002). Steve appears on Del Rey’s 2000 CD “Blue Uke”, and Del on Steve’s “Short Blue Stories”. All are available on Hobemian Records.
Del and Steve have enjoyed critical acclaim for their work with singer Maria Muldaur as well; they channel Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe on her 2005 release “Sweet Lovin’ Ol’ Soul”.
Recent shows include King Biscuit Blues Festival, Merlefest, Waterfront Blues Festival and A Prairie Home Companion.
$15.00 at the door; no advance seating or reservations
About the Red Barn Community Music Series
The Red Barn Community Music Series is a monthly concert series showcasing local, regional and national musicians performing old time, bluegrass, swing, Celtic, blues and other forms of acoustic music. All proceeds go directly to the performers. Admission is $15.00 at the door; no advance seating or reservations. The Red Barn is located on the Los Osos Community Park at 2180 Palisades Ave., Los Osos. Doors open at 4:30pm, the potluck supper and potluck jam band start at 5:00pm, and the show begins at 6:00pm. BYOB, a dish to share and your own utensils for the potluck supper. These shows are made possible though the generous support and assistance of the entire Red Barn Community (aka Children of the Barn) and with support from the Los Osos / Baywood Park Chamber of Commerce.
Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of the Steve James and Del Rey
Call: (805) 215-3238
|| Website: https://delreystevejames.com
Red Barn, 2180 Palisades Ave., Los Osos, CA 93402