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Bracebridge Spring Splurge

Come to Downtown Bracebridge and treat yourself to something special. The Bracebridge Spring Splurge will happen every Thursday night 6 – 9 pm starting April 24, 2014. There will be theme nights, special presentations and promotions. Stores and Restaurants are getting on board now.

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Royal Wood

The last few years have brought upon many celebrated achievements in Royal Wood’s career. Since being named “Songwriter of the Year”, by iTunes in 2008, Wood has continued to evolve and hone his musical craft – maintaining an unmistakable identity while uncovering and reinventing his sound.

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6th Annual Algonquin West ATV Club Spring Poker Run

The 6th Annual Algonquin West ATV Club Spring Poker Run will take place April 26th at the Edgewater Park Lodge in Kearney. Please visit their website for complete event and registration information.

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Mamma Mia

The Gravenhurst Opera House presents Mamma Mia: The Sing Along Version. The show starts at 7pm and tickets are $8 per adult and $4 for students with an ID card.


Bracebridge Spring Flea Market

The Bracebridge Spring Flea Market will take place April 26, 2014 at the Sportsplex. This event runs from 9am-1pm and admission is free! Buy, sell or swap antique furniture, sports equipment, jewellery, crafts, clothing, household items, collectables and much more.

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The Muskoka Concert Band

The Muskoka Concert Band will perform at the Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville on April 27, 2014 at 2pm. Under the direction of Neil Barlow, the MCB is back to offer a wide variety of musical treats in a celebration of spring. Now in its 55th year of making music in Muskoka during all seasons, the band is well known for its crowd-pleasing concerts of eclectic music.


5th Annual TraX4 Breast Cancer

The 5th Annual TraX4 Breast Cancer will be held May 2-3, 2013 in support of the Kelly Shiers Foundation. For complete event information, as well as registration information, please visit their website.

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Jill Barber Quintet

Vancouver-based chanteuse Jill Barber picks up the torch where the golden age of music left off. Possessing the beauty of classic era Billie Holliday, Patsy Cline and Edith Piaf, the Jill Barber Quintet gives a gentle nod to the old standards while making way for a new era of modern love songs.

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Johnny Cash & the Queens of Country Tribute Show

The Johnny Cash & the Queens of Country Tribute Show will take place May 3, 2014 at the Gravenhurst Opera House. Show starts at 7:30pm; tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the box office.

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Annual Outdoor 3D Archery Tournament

H.O.L.D is hosting the 6th Annual Outdoor 3D Archery Tournament at 2845 Hwy 60 in Dwight (rain or shine). Open to archers of all ages. Traditional, Recurve, Compound, Crossbow (field tips only). Entry includes lunch, prize draws, and division awards. Rain or Shine. Registration begins at 9:00am. ($25.00 each) Pre-registration at Erika’s or Dwight Garden Centre.

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Dib and Dob and the Journey Home

The Gravenhurst Opera House presents a Carousel Players production, Dib and Dob and the Journey Home, Sunday May 4 at 2pm. Dib and Dob is the comic story of two brothers and their adventure to find home. Tickets are $14 and can be purchased from the box office.


Buddy Wasisname and The Other Fellers

Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers is the name of a musical trio comprised of Kevin Blackmore, Wayne Chaulk and Ray Johnson. For 30 years these Newfoundlanders have won audiences over with their blend of wacky humour, colourful characterizations, and sweetly sung homespun ballads. Back by popular demand with a brand new show, these guys have something up their sleeve for anyone of any age.

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Muskoka Summit on the Environment: Environment vs. Economy

The Muskoka Summit on the Environment: Environment vs. Economy will take place May 8-9, 2014 at the Rene Caisse Theatre in Bracebridge. For complete event and ticket information, please visit their website.

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Cottage Country Comedy Festival

Cottage Country Comedy Festival presents their annual Mother’s Day Comedy Gala w/ CBC Laugh Out Loud featuring the very best in Canadian comedy! Headlined by Canadian Comedy Legend Derek Edwards and featuring 5 other great comedians.

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George Gao

Hailed as one of the most exciting, innovative and respected erhu masters today, George Gao is an enthusiast of many musical styles. He has pioneered the development of new music for the erhu, fusing traditional Chinese music with jazz, western, classical, New Age, and other ethnic music from different world cultures.

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Walking in My Mother’s Shoes

Muskoka Chautauqua presents the Annual Walking in My Mother’s Shoes, a multi-disciplinary arts celebration of our mothers held at the JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa in Minett every year around Mother’s Day.

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Honey Harbour Top 50 Pike Tournament

Come to the Annual Honey Harbour Top 50 Pike Tournament. The Port Severn Food Bank, the Georgian Bay Stewardship Council and other local charities will benefit from the single day event. Live release tournament is running out of the Village Marina with 70% angler payback and table prizes.

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Raoul and The Big Time with Curtis Salgado

Raoul and The Big Time is one of the most highly regarded and awarded young blues acts in Canada, Since forming in the summer of 1998 they have released four records to critical acclaim, have performed on the mainstages of many major festivals across Canada and performed or recorded with the likes of Bettye Lavette, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Downchild Blues Band, Junior Watson, Big Dave Mclean, Rick

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Scott Woods in Old Time Jubilee

Edwards Music International presents Scott Woods in Old Time Jubilee, May 10th at 7pm. An authentic live tribute to one of the most popular TV shows in Canadian history, come out and enjoy Canadian Fiddle Champion Scott Woods. Tickets are $25 for adults, and $10 for children. This is a family friendly event.

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May Marche

Celebration is an important part of any festival as is fundraising. The Festival has managed to do both with their May Marché evening. Held in May at Deerhurst Resort, the Marché has established itself as one of the jewels of Huntsville’s social calendar.

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Cindy Cashdollar with Johnny Nicholas & Hell Bent

Cindy Cashdollar is bluesy, rootsy  country music. “Equally at home picking a vintage Dobro, an old National resonator guitar, or laying down fat horn voicings on a tripleneck 8-string steel, Cashdollar is a master of bluegrass, gutbucket blues, honky tonk, swampy R&B, and Western Swing.” - Frets Magazine
More Details to follow.

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Muskoka Lakes Museum Opening Day

Join us for the Muskoka Lakes Museum Opening Day! Come for the open house (today is also International Museums Day!) and see what’s new for our 50th Anniversary in 2014.

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Lady Muskoka Cruises Opening Day

Lady Muskoka Cruises Opening Day is May 17. Today’s cruise will run at noon, and tickets can be purchased at their office. Please contact Lady Muskoka for more information or to pre-book your tickets.

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Kim Mitchell

Singer-songwriter and guitarist, Kim Mitchell, has achieved gold and multi-platinum sales status over a long and storied career. See him perform live at The Kee to Bala on May 17. Doors open at 9pm and tickets are $29.50; this is a 19+ event.

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Wildlife Research Weekend in Algonquin Park

Join this exciting workshop and accompany wildlife researchers into the field as they attempt to unravel the mysteries of the plants and animals of Algonquin Park. Experience first-hand the science behind wildlife research as you explore techniques used in both field and remote laboratory settings. Limited to just 12 participants.

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Paddlepalooza Kayak Festival

Paddlepalooza Kayak Festival is an event hosted by James and Dympna of Ontario Sea Kayak Centre in Parry Sound. We bring together some of Ontario’s best sea kayak instructors and then sprinkle in some out of province talent. For this years event we have done away with the camping and cooking on stoves by renting Camp Tapawingo.

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9th Annual Spin the Lakes Cycle Tour

The 9th Annual Spin the Lakes Cycle Tour will take place May 24. For complete event information, including itinerary, registration information and route maps, please visit the Spin the Lakes website.

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Georgian Bay Walk Run Pole

The Georgian Bay Walk Run Pole event will take place May 25 in Parry Sound. For complete event information, including fundraising efforts and registration, please visit their website.

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Spring Girlfriends Getaway with Jully Black and Jarvis Church

Unleash your inner diva and re-ignite your soulful side at this Muskoka girlfriends’ escape with not one but two nights of incredible R&B featuring the incomparable Jully Black and the Motown sounds of Jarvis Church (from the Philosopher Kings), right at Deerhurst Resort.

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Tim Chaisson

An extremely gifted performer, Tim Chaisson has always shone brightest from the stage. A humble and soft-spoken musician, Chaisson began performing publicly during primary school in a family Celtic ensemble before embracing his inner songwriter as a teenager and self-releasing four albums. See him shine at the Stockey Centre on May 30.

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Gravenhurst Swap and Play

Gravenhurst Swap & Play is happening at Gravenhurst Public School on Saturday, May 31 , 2014 from 8:30 am – Noon. Admission is Free. Vendor tables are available for $10 per “mom” table and $20 per “business” table. ALL proceeds from table fees and the raffle are donated to the Gravenhurst La Leche League and the Kendall Pearson Fund.

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Jimmy Rankin

Jimmy Rankin has established himself as one of the most entertaining and respected Canadian artists in the recording industry. His career boasts multi-platinum sales and numerous industry awards for his work as front man for Celtic-Pop heroes, The Rankin Family, and as an iconic Canadian solo singer/ songwriter. See him perform at the Charles W. Stockey Centre; tickets are $35.95.

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Muskoka Quilt Show

Hosted by the Pinetreee Quilters of Muskoka on June 6 and 7, 2014 at the Bracebridge Fairgrounds, the Muskoka Quilt Show will present the talents of our local quilt guild members. (153 members in all) Not only will there be full-size bed quilts, but miniature quilts, landscape quilts, wearable quilt items.

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12th Annual Muskoka Lakes Spring Art Tour

The Muskoka Lakes Spring Art Tour is an annual self-guided tour of artist studios across southern Muskoka. This year, the tour features 17 artists who will be exhibiting their work at seven locations in Bracebridge and the Township of Muskoka Lakes. Please visit their website for a complete list of participating studios and galleries along with a printable map.

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Habitat for Humanity Muskoka Golf Classic

The 1st Annual Habitat for Humanity Muskoka Golf Classic will take place Wednesday June 11 at North Granite Ridge Golf Club in Port Sydney. Help us build homes in Muskoka by participating in this fantastic event. Play for $150 per golfer, which includes your green fee, cart, lunch, dinner & HST! For registration information and a complete itinerary please visit their website.

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The Huntsville Half Band On The Run

The Huntsville Half Band On The Run is a half marathon, 10k, 5k, relay and kid’s run taking place in Huntsville on June 14th. Unique to this event is it’s music festival taking place in River Mill Park following the run. For complete event and registration information please visit their website.

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Elvis – The Moments

Relive the music of Elvis Presley with International Multi-Award winning Elvis Tribute Artist, Pete Paquette. Supporting Pete will be Toronto’s finest Rudy and the Angels band; “Elvis – The Moments” will take you through the musical career of one of the most celebrated entertainers, from early Rock n’ Roll to the Vegas Years.

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13th Annual Parry Sound Dragon Boat Festival

The 13th Annual Parry Sound Dragon Boat Festival will take place June 14th. For complete event and registration information please visit their website.

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Muskoka Blues Spring Dinner Cruise

Join us for the Muskoka Blues Spring Dinner Cruise aboard the Wenonah II. Enjoy a double bill with Jordan John & The Blues Angels and The David Rotundo Band. Boarding is at 2:45 sharp and the ship sails from 3-7pm. Tickets are $125. Please contact Peter’s Players for more information.

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21st Annual Gravenhurst Car Show

The 21st Annual Gravenhurst Car Show will take place June 14th at Gull Lake Rotary Park. This event offers free registration and will feature over 500 vehicles in attendance. All vehicles are welcome including modified, antique, classic, race/drag, trucks and motorcylces. Admission is $5 for adults. Enjoy our vehicle poker run, kids big wheel race, live entertainment and BBQ lunch and dinner.

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Flavours of Muskoka

Flavours is a highly anticipated event in Muskoka, with over 400 people attending every year. As the main fundraiser for Kaleidoscope Arts in Education Programs, it is an important event for Muskoka Chautauqua. Taking place at the beginning of the busy summer season, Flavours of Muskoka has been called an “amazing graze, the premier gourmet food and wine event of the Muskoka season”.

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Algonquin Logging Museum Opening Day

Come out for the Algonquin Logging Museum Opening Day on June 21! The Algonquin Logging Museum brings the story of logging to life – from the early square timber days to modern forest management practices. A valid Park Permit is required for facility use, and no additional entry fee is charged.

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Sounds of the 50s and 60s

Sounds of the 50s and 60s is an evening of entertainment featuring the music of Elvis Presley, Bill Hailey, the Mamas and the Papas and many, many more. Tickets are $25 with the proceeds going to The Brock and Willa Wellness Centre in Port Carling. Join us from 7:30-9:30 at the Port Carling Community Centre.

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Mike Stern/Bill Evans Band

The Mike Stern/Bill Evans Band featuring Tom Kennedy and Steve Smith is a band of world class players who have performed not only with the who’s who of jazz but also the A to Z of world, rock and pop. These experiences fuse collectively into this new original music which is driven by jazz and communicates across the musical spectrum.

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Bala Craft & Gift Fair

Welcome to the 34th Annual Bala Craft & Gift Fair. This year the show is being held on June 28-29 and October 4-5, 2014 (Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm) at the Bala Community Centre.

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31st Annual Muskoka Summer Antique & Nostalgia Show

The 31st Annual Muskoka Summer Antique & Nostalgia Show will be June 28-29, 2014 in Bala. There will be wide-range of antiques and nostalgia from many different vendors all in the Bala Sports Arena over the course of two days. Admission is $5 (includes re-entry).

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9th Annual Cruiz-In for Veterans

Join us for the 9th Annual Cruiz-In for Veterans classic car and bike show & shine. This event features class trophies, prize draws, a 50/50 draw, dash plaques, DJ, beer tent, driver giveaways, and an all day BBQ! To register call Greig Foord at 705-762-6868 or email gfoord@muskoka.com.

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Canada Day Strawberry Social & Steam-Up

Come to Muskoka Heritage Place for the Canada Day Strawberry Social & Steam-Up, July 1st in Huntsville. Costumed narrators, historical demonstrations, strolling minstrels and the Portage Flyer gets all “steamed up” for the season with runs at: 12:00 / 1:00 / 2:00 & 3:00 pm. For complete event information please visit the MHP website.

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3rd Annual Butter Tart Festival

The 3rd Annual Butter Tart Festival will take place July 4 at the Muskoka Lakes Museum in Port Carling. This event is presented by Muskoka Life Magazine. Pay just $5 to try two butter tarts from the bakers of your choice. All proceeds go towards the museum and other local charities.

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Creative Changes Art Show & Sale

The Creative Changes Art Show & Sale will take place July 4-6 in Kearney. This event will begin with a wine and cheese reception on Friday, followed by the show and sale Saturday & Sunday. Please visit their website for complete event information.

The Kee 5K

The Kee 5K

The KEE to Bala 5K brings together a legendary venue, cottage culture and some of the sweetest race swag around at the inaugural KEE 5K! Join us on Saturday, July 5th for this out-and-back through the heart of Bala in the Township of Muskoka Lakes.

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Antique & Classic Boat Show

The Antique & Classic Boat Show will take place in Gravenhurst at the Muskoka Wharf on July 5. Admission is $15 per person and children under 12 are free! The event will run from 9am-4pm. Please visit their website for a complete list of events and activities.

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Rock Bass Family Fishing Day

Rock Bass Family Fishing Day will take place at Algonquin Provincial Park on July 5, 2014 from 9-2:30. Bring your children, watercraft (all regulated equipment required), and fishing rods for a fun-filled day at Whitefish Lake. Learn fishing, cleaning, and cooking techniques for this easy-to-catch Algonquin delicacy.

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Whitestone Family Fitness Festival

The Whitestone Family Fitness Festival will take place July 5. This festival will feature four fitness events. To register or for more information please follow the link.

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Legends of Rock & Roll and Country Music Tribute Show

This incredible show features The Legends of Rock & Roll and Country Music and recreates the talents of over 15 musical superstars from Dolly Parton to Michael Jackson, Celine Dion to Sonny and Cher and Willie Nelson to Lady Gaga, we’ve got them all in one fantastic show!! There are over 80 costume changes and a spectacular sound and light show.

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Parry Sound Ribfest

This year mark’s the third annual Parry Sound Ribfest! Enjoy delicious offerings from three world class ribbers, along with other food vendors and live entertainment. This event is not to be missed. For complete event information, please visit their website.

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Great Lake Swimmers

Toronto indie-folk/rock darlings Great Lake Swimmers return with New Wild Everywhere (April 3, 2012), their fifth studio album and follow up to 2009s Juno and Polaris-nominated album Lost Channels. Lead single “Easy Come Easy Go,” the most upbeat and up-tempo song in the band’s history. Performing at Peters Players in Gravenhurst on July 12, 2014.

Basia Bulat

Basia Bulat

Tall Tall Shadow, the third album by Toronto singer-songwriter Basia Bulat, is the bravest album she has made. Raw and spectral, heartbroken yet jubilant, these ten songs tell the story of a very hard year in the artist’s life and all the love that helped her through it.

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Big Sugar Acoustic

Big Sugar’s back on Canadian soil after an amazing trip to Germany to play the Rockpalast Crossroads Festival at Harmonie-Bonn this past Saturday. Rockpalast was on hand to film the set and the episode will be airing late May/early June. We’ll keep you posted on that. Germany, you rocked us hard. Thanks for the beer, Beethoven and the good times.

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Matt Schofield

Matt Schofield was rated in the top ten British blues guitarists of all time by Guitar & Bass Magazine alongside such icons as Eric Clapton and Peter Green.

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Ruthie Foster

Those who have followed Ruthie Foster’s eclectic musical history know that she can burn down any stage with her combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel.

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Artists of the Limberlost Open Studio Weekend

The Artists of the Limberlost open studio weekend takes place August 16 & 17, 2014. The Artists of the Limberlost is a collective of artists and craftspeople with studios along the scenic Limberlost Road, north of Hwy. 60 in Muskoka. With guest artists at each location, you’ll meet and see the work of about 20 diverse and talented artists along a compact, 20 km route.

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Quinn Sullivan – Buddy Guy Protege

Quinn Sullivan a 14 year old guitar prodigy discovered by Buddy Guy is performing at Peter’s Players on August 22, 2014 in Gravenhurst, Ontario. He will be performing tracks from his latest release Getting There due to be released in June. Quinn has appeared on national television shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live, Oprah and Ellen. For more, go to quinnsullivanmusic.

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Lincoln Durham

This is a debut album of such astonishing assurance that you are tempted to wonder if Lincoln Durham from Austin, Texas is nothing more than a good mimic of the blues-roots style. But what separates the wheat from the chaff in this genre is authenticity and this young man has it in spades. His rasping growl perfectly evokes a parched and lonesome drifter facing another dusty highway.

Coco Montoya

Coco Montoya

Coco Montoya is a self taught guitar slinger who plays with an emotional intensity few string benders possess. Playing left-handed and upside down like Albert King, Montoya learned his guitar techniques from his years with Collins. “I never had a lesson in my life. He performs this September 13th at Peter’s Players in Gravenhurst.

Guy Davis

Guy Davis

“Guy Davis is a throw back; A throw back to an era where the musician was both storyteller and entertainer. Davis ’ style is well rooted in early blues tradition, most notably Delta blues, but he can also pull off Piedmont or any other style that is called for at any given time.”–Doc Bluez Blues Lounge. Guy brings his distinct sound to Peter’s Players this October 10, 2014.