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Live Music with Bennett Harris

Get ready for a rousing performance of lively Delta blues and ragtime music, when Bennett Harris takes the Dutch Alehouse stage with guitars and harmonicas. What's in store is a diverse repertoire of traditional acoustic blues music. Bennett's song sources include Robert Johnson, Bessie Smith, Blind Blake, as well as modern masters such as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Hot Tuna, and Bonnie Raitt ... as well as original tunes.

Bennett's intricate guitar fingerpicking style is based on the Rev. Gary Davis ragtime-blues method. This carnival-like, upbeat sound supports Bennett's emotional singing and harmonica playing. He switches to a vintage National steel guitar for the gritty, downhome Delta "bottleneck" slide style. The metal-bodied resonator has a memorable, commanding gut-bucket growl and whine, perfectly drawling the rugged Delta blues sound of the American south.

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