Monday, October 2 • 7:30 PM

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church
10701 Old Georgetown Rd., Rockville, MD

Phil Wiggins & the Defibrillators
(Daryl Davis and Mark Puryear)

We are so fortunate that Washington D.C., which boasts one of the largest and most creative African American communities, has some of the finest blues musicians in the world. 

Tonight you will experience a trio of top notch D.C. musicians whose individual work has expanded interpretations of the blues nationwide.  Phil Wiggins, renowned harmonica player, gifted songwriter and singer, was inspired by singing old time hymns at church in the traditional call and response style with his grandmother in AL, and subsequently apprenticed with Mother Scott (a contemporary of Bessie Smith).  Attracted to the blues harp as a young man, he began his musical career with some of Washington’s leading blues artists, attributing his style to his years spent accompanying locally noted slide guitarist and gospel singer Flora Molton.  He is accompanied by boogie-woogie piano player, Daryl Davis, Chuck Berry's East Coast pianist, and blues guitarist Mark Puryear, who plays traditional Piedmont and Delta Blues.  This is a rare and valuable collaboration: an absolute must see for all blues aficionados!

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