Blues musician Guy Davis will return to the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains Prairie Window Concert Series at 4 p.m. April 28 in the Prairie Pavilion at the Arboretum in Hesston.
Davis has spent his musical life carrying his message of the blues around the world, from the Equator to the Arctic Circle, earning him the title “An Ambassador of the Blues." His work as an actor, author and music teacher earmark him as a renaissance man of the blues. What music and acting have in common, he explains, “is that I don’t like people to see the hard work and the sweat that goes into what I do. I want them to hear me and be uplifted.”
When Davis plays the blues, he doesn’t want you to notice how much art is involved.
“It takes work making a song that’s simple, and playful, and easy to do,” he said. “And I don’t want people to see that. I want some little eight-year-old kid in the front row to have big eyes and say, ‘Hey, I want to do that!’”
Tickets are by reservation at http://dyckarboretum.org/arboretum-event/guy-davis/ or by calling 620-327-8127. Cost of tickets is $20 for adults and $10 for children, plus tax. Proceeds benefit the Arboretum’s mission to cultivate transformative relationships between people and the land.
In addition to high quality acoustic music, the PWCS provides delicious savory and sweet food options during intermission, with a menu provided by Crust & Crumb Company. The April 28 menu will include roast beef and caramelized onion on country sourdough, smashed white bean and radish on croissant, strawberry short cake and lemon meringue pie.