Summer Concert Series - Mark Puryear, Jay Summerour and Eric Selby

Friday, Jul 26, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Mark Puryear - Jay Summerour - Eric Selby

Mark Puryear has had a musical career spanning over thirty years. Over the decades, he has performed at Smithsonian Folklife Festivals, the Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, and the D.C. Blues Society Festivals, He has recorded with the acoustic blues trio BluesWorks and Jay Summerour. Mark had the pleasure of working with blues artists such as Warner Williams and Daryl Davis. 

Jay Summerour has been involved with music for well over 40 years. Beginning his musical education on the trumpet at age 7, Summerour learned the harmonica from his grandfather, Smack Martin - an accomplished blues harmonica player. Largely self taught. Summerour picked up bits and pieces from “folks he ran into”—folks like Sonny Terry, James Cotton and Magic Dick. During the late 1960s and early 1970s Summerour took the traditional harmonica into the popular arena, joining the Starland Vocal Band and playing with Nils Lofgren and his band Grin. Four of the Starland Vocal Band’s records went gold during Summerour’s tenure.

Eric Selby is a much sought after drummer/percussinist for many genres of music with concentration on the blues. Eric has performed live and recorded with many talented artists, including: Billy Thompson (Little Milton, Albert King, Art Neville), Ron Holloway (Warren Haynes, Dizzy Gillespie,!The Allman Brothers, Sonny Rollins,Tedeschi/Trucks), Daryl Johnson (The Neville Brothers, Daniel Lanois, Emmylou Harris, U2, Bob Dylan), James East (Elton John, Lionel Richie, Eric Clapton), Guy Davis,

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