True BluesLive Stream Online
- General Admission: $10
- UCSD Student: Free via SSO
- UCSD Faculty & Staff: Free via SSO
- superPOWERED: $25
Featuring two of the most vivid voices in “modern-Delta” (Rolling Stone) blues—Corey Harris and Cedric Watson—team up for this special show. Hosted by Corey Harris, a MacArthur Grant recipient, along with Cedric Watson one of Louisiana’s foremost purveyors of Creole music and culture. True Blues chronicles the extraordinary living culture of the blues in an evening of music and conversation. A True Blues concert vividly brings to life this crucial wellspring of American music.
Guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, bandleader, and MacArthur fellow Corey Harris has carved out his own in blues. He has performed, recorded, and toured with many of the top names in music such as BB King, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, R.L.Burnside, Dave Matthews Band, Tracy Chapman, Wilco, among others, and was a featured artist and narrator of the Martin Scorcese 2003 film, Feel Like Going Home, which traced the evolution of blues from West Africa to the southern U.S. Harris shares the stage with one of the brightest young talents to emerge in Cajun, Creole and Zydeco (Louisiana French) music over the last decade, Cedric Watson—a four-time Grammy-nominated fiddler, singer, accordionist, and songwriter with seemingly unlimited potential.
This program was made possible by a grant from the office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at UC San Diego