The Davis Odd Fellows Thursday Live! show will be magical. Opening the show, on June 6th, will be sleight of hand magician Kyle Littleton and headlining will be the musically magical slide guitarist Dennis Johnson and the Mississippi Ramblers.
Admission is free, but donations for the musicians are encouraged. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 2nd St., in downtown Davis.
San Francisco native Dennis Johnson is one of the virtuoso slide guitar players performing today with a deep passion for preserving and innovating roots music. Dennis and his band, The Mississippi Ramblers, deliver standout live performances of stellar roots and Americana music, rockin’ blues, and New Orleans grooves. The band brings audiences to their feet at festivals, theaters, and concert series.
Dennis is a “Slide Guitar Master” GUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE.
Dennis Johnson’s new album, Rhythmland, was recently released to phenomenal reviews.
“Rhythmland is a modern masterpiece… done with power and an incredible degree of passion.” Reflections in Blue Magazine. “5 stars out of 5.
One of the best albums of the year in any genre.” Hot Wax Magazine
“This guy is up there in the pantheon of outstanding purveyors of the slide guitar tradition.” Blues Blast Magazine
The Mississippi Ramblers band includes, on bass and vocals, Jonathan Stoyanoff from Joe Craven & The Sometimers. On drums is Tim Metz a Sacramento native who has played with some of the leading lights of the international Jazz scene including: Rufus Reid, Conrad Herwig and Lynn Seaton.
Opening the show is Kyle Littleton who is regarded as one of the most creative magicians of his generation and he has been performing for over a decade.
Genii Magazine, the world’s largest Magic Magazine has featured him on numerous occasions and he travels across the world performing and lecturing for his contemporaries. He’s fresh off the back of a national TV performance on Penn and Teller’s hit show Fool US and currently performs nightly shows in Sacramento and San Francisco!
For more information or to be added to the Thursday Live! email list, contact Juelie Roggli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday Live! is sponsored by the Davis Odd Fellows Music Committee with the support of KDRT.