Saturday, November 20 / 1:00 p.m.
Doubletree Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $49

Since the release of his first album, “Piana From Savannah,” in 2005, bodacious piano man Victor Wainwright has been a force to reckon with in the American roots scene.
The Georgia native started out as a honky-tonk/rock player, but has since expanded to a genre-defying mix of blues, Americana, jam, soul, funk, jazz — even psychedelia.
He has won six Blues Music Awards, charted No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Top 10, and was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2019 for “Victor Wainwright and The Train.”
In April 2020 they released “Memphis Loud,” full of what Wainwright calls “original music that walks a tightrope between scholarly respect and anarchic irreverence.”
The Train includes Billy Dean on drums, Terrence “Sweet Tea” Grayson on lead guitar, Dave Gross on second guitar, Mark Earley on sax and Doug Woolverton on trumpet.

Victor Wainwright Website

Dawn Tyler Watson
The pandemic year of 2020 wasn’t too bad for Montreal-based blues singer/songwriter Dawn Tyler Watson.
She was nominated, along with Mavis Staples and Curtis Salgado, for the 2020 Blues Music Award for Vocalist of the Year.
Her latest album, “Mad Love,” won Canada’s 2020 JUNO Award for Blues Album of the Year.
Since 2017, when she won the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn., her star has been on the rise.
Now that venues are opening up again, she’s rarin’ to go, bringing her fiery, soul-stirring performances back to live stages like the Reading Blues Fest.

Dawn Tyler Watson Website

Photos by Joseph A. Rosen