The Friends of the Case Memorial Library will feature Ramblin’ Dan Stevens performing a program of classic blues music on Saturday, November 19, at 2:00pm.
Besides playing traditional guitar, Dan offers a unique style of “Bottleneck” slide playing on a homemade three-stinged “Cigar Box Guitar” and one-stringed “Diddly Bow”. These bare-bone vintage instruments were first made by blues musicians in the South who had limited income, but were handy enough to put together common items, such as washers, screws and cigar boxes to make instruments. Continuing the craft, Dan makes these guitars and even has a guitar made with a 1953 Rambler hubcap.
Inspired by Woody Guthrie’s book, “Bound for Glory” and the lure of the open road, Dan spent his youthful days, with his guitar, hitchhiking and hopping trains across the U.S., eventually logging 100,000 miles and earning his moniker, “Ramblin” Dan. Come to get transported by blues music played on traditional and vintage guitars by veteran bluesman and raconteur, Ramblin’ Dan on Saturday, November 19.
Reservations are required and may be made online at www.casememoriallibrary.org or by phone 203-891-2170. Prior to attending, please consider wearing a mask.